The Rectory Hotel

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LOCATION: Cotswolds, England

£: Double from £200

The Rectory Hotel, a lime-wash Georgian country house in the heart of the Cotswolds village of Crudwell.

This Grade II-listed rectory feels more like a relaxed country home than an upscale hotel, greeted with welcoming sofas, cosy nooks for board games and afternoon tea, and an intimate glasshouse conservatory for breakfast and dinner, stretching onto a charming green lawn and walled garden. Fuss-free decor, each room feels like a home away from home with personable service and thoughtful hospitable touches dotted around the hotel.

Spend the afternoon at the al fresco swimming pool situated in the hotels' grounds, heated throughout the year still makes a dip enjoyable on a typical British grey day. The pool, surrounded by wooden sun loungers and walled garden, also has a handy poolside phone for cocktail hour post swim.
For dinner, head to The Potting Shed, a contemporary cosy, countryside pub, opposite the hotel. Open stonewall fireplaces and exposed beams create a relaxed atmosphere for dinner. Sourcing local ingredients from the area, the menu offers traditional British dishes curated around seasonal produce.
 
Finish the evening at the hotel with a nightcap; pass the bar cart and honesty box situated on the main landing en route to your room, another thoughtful detail emphasising the relaxed, accommodating tone of the hotel.
 

Fancy a venture from the hotel? Guided printed walks are available to collect from reception, designed by the owners themselves.  Explore the best spots local to the area on foot, whilst taking in picturesque Cotswolds scenery. 

Take a long walk to Tetbury, an idyllic neighbouring market town, packed to the brim with Antique shops and independent homeware stores to discover. A high street full of character and tradition, it is easy to see why the village is seen as a must see when staying at the hotel. 

A standout on the high street, Josephine Ryan Antiques, occupies a striking 3-story floor town house, draped with dried foliage and a grand doorway to lead you in. Explore room after room of troves, eclectic furniture and also Daylesford's homeware, a local favourite brand of the Cotswolds.

 

Before checkout, ensure to head to the conservatory and make the most of a relaxing morning with breakfast included in your stay, alongside complimentary mimosas and bloody Mary's to wrap up your stay.

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To book a double room stay at The Rectory Hotel here.