Next on our Cotswolds hit-list is The Rectory hotel in Crudwell, near Malmesbury. Another addition to the area’s already-impressive catalogue of boutique and lifestyle hotels, The Rectory is a luxurious, designer hotel hewn from a period property set in three acres of beautifully manicured gardens, which includes an outdoor pool. Jonathan and Julian, the owners of the beautiful 12-room hotel, also own The Rectory Kitchen & Cellar, a deli-cum-bistro in Cirencester (a much welcome addition to the town’s below-par food scene) and are about to open a gastropub just across the road from the hotel. Called The Potting Shed, it’s due to open towards the end of this month. Whichever of the pair’s establishments you visit, expect a warm and friendly welcome, exquisite food and some beautiful, clean, modern design.
The Rectory, Crudwell, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9EP
Tel: 01666 577 194