The Rectory is a romantic boutique countryside hotel in Malmesbury, the Cotswolds. Cosy and very laid back and perfect for slow travelling. When we arrived at The Rectory Hotel the time stood still. We had four days to relax, it was all perfect. Cocktails at the bar and delicious dinner in the restaurant made every evening so delightful. One night we went to the Potting Shed Pub in Crudwell across the road to enjoy an evening with the locals.
The Rectory hotel has 18 comfy stylish bedrooms with goose down bedding. 15 are in the main house and 3 in a seperate cottage. The rooms have Victorian roll top baths, fluffy bathrobes and locally made Bramley Products for the perfect spa time.
Breakfast is served in the beautiful glasshouse conservatory. What else do you need with fresh coffee and pastries, a newspaper, Bloody Marys and mimosa's, and eggs served the way you like it (all included from the menu).
Restaurant and Bar
The restaurant of the Rectory Hotel is superb. Classic food with a contemporary edge, presented and served in the elegant dining room. Prepare yourself for a la carte dinner.
At the bar you can get any contemporary and classic cocktail served. There is also an extensive wine list.
We also enjoyed the board games and afternoons with books and wine in the library. We basically snuggled up around the fire place and every other corner of this peaceful rectory.
There is also a beautiful English garden and a swimming pool. I think we were very lucky that we stayed in February as there weren't many guests around. In the summer it might get very busy. Book in advance. And let me know if you also had a fantastic romantic getaway.
Address: Crudwell, Malmesbury SN16 9EP, United Kingdom
The Potting Shed Pub
The Potting Shed Pub is an amazing countryside pub in Crudwell, Malmesbury near Tetbury and Cirencester. The Potting Shed really champions beautiful food made from the finest locally sourced ingredients and seasonal produce. Cotswold dining at its best. thepottingshedpub.com
What To Do in the Cotswolds
The Rectory hotel is conveniently located in the Cotswolds in the village of Crudwell, between Malmesbury, with its famous Abbey, and Cirencester.
Lacock Abbey - A beautiful abbey founded in the 13th century, in the village of Lacock. Looks familiar? The abbey was a backdrop in quite a few Harry Potter movies if you care. Lacock, Chippenham SN15 2LG - nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock-abbey
Malmesbury Abbey - The oldest abbey in England
The Potting Shed Pub - Located opposite The Rectory Hotel in Crudwell. Cosy atmosphere and great pub food. If you are looking for the full Cotswolds experience you should go. As you get a mix of boutique hotel and snuggling up near the fireplace to meet the locals in the pub. The St, Crudwell, Malmesbury SN16 9EW - thepottingshedpub.com
Stroud Farmer's Market - for fresh local produce.
Stow-on-the-Wold - An idyllic town center with lots of boutiques, antique shops, and cafes. Have you found the famous door of the St Edwards Church?
Tetbury - Browse antiques at Lorfords Antique Emporium
Read more in The Cotswolds Travel Guide
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