We stayed at the Rectory for a mid-week break to celebrate my partner's birthday. We were looking, as always, for something a bit different but still good quality and stylish - and the Rectory is all of those things.
It feels like you're staying at a friend's country mansion as you sweep up the gravel drive and pop your head round the front door. Check in is fuss free (I don't think they even took my credit card) and there are just racks and racks of papers and lifestyle magazines in the downstairs lounges to borrow.
Our bedroom overlooked the gardens and although a little shabby chic, the bed and plumpy feather pillows, duvet and crisp white sheets meant we stayed in it for most of the break - taking advantage of those magazines and the DVD library.
But the most loveliest thing was the food. It was a shame that more guests didn't seem to use the restaurant as we were on our own most mornings and evenings, but I guess it was midweek. The food is stunning - yummy cooked breakfasts and fantastic evening meals - we didn't even bother trying anywhere else...just stumbled up to bed with stuffed tummies!
This place would be lovely for a Summer wedding or booking out for a special occasion. I'd love to return in the Summer and try the outdoor swimming pool.
We found the rates and food prices to be very reasonable after checking out what some of the favourite Cotswolds hotels like Cotswolds House Hotel charge (£250+). We booked through laterooms and got a really good deal and although it doesn't have a spa or anything like that I thought it was charming and the service excellent.
And one last thing...location is really good...easy access from the M4 (but feels like you're miles from anywhere) which means it's good for weekend get aways.
- Also Known As:
- Rectory Hotel Crudwell, Wiltshire