The Rectory Hotel

Malmesbury, Wiltshire
+44 (0)1666 577194
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A gorgeous house, beautifully refurbished in contemporary style, with chic interiors and a swimming pool in a sublime English garden


15 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This Georgian rectory dates to 1780 and sits in two acres of English gardens, with the church tower peeping up above fine tress. From the outside, little has changed in a hundred years, but step inside and find a newly refurbished house that sparkles at every turn. There’s a chic sitting with a roaring fire and beautiful art, then a restaurant that starts in a panelled dining room and flows into a conservatory, where doors open onto the garden for breakfast on the lawn in summer. Rooms above are just as good – super beds, stylish fabrics, perhaps a claw-foot bath in your room or ceilings open to the rafters. Light floods in, bigger rooms have sofas, all have contemporary elegance in spades. You get smart TVs (and movies to stream), super-fast WiFi, then robes in magical bathrooms. Back downstairs, a chic bar opens onto the garden for Pimm’s in the sun; keep going and find sunbeds circling the swimming pool. Glorious food rounds off your day, perhaps Cornish scallops, roast veal, Florentine doughnuts with Chantilly cream. Don’t miss the occasional festival at their sister pub across the road.


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Lunch from £6.50. Dinner, 3 courses, about £35. Sunday lunch from £18.


Nightly price
from £130
Child bed available £25.
15 Doubles
From £130



Wow what a place! Tucked away in a pretty village, this hotel and its setting are just stunning. The staff were so friendly and kind and the food was so delicious. I'm already planning my return and this time with my dog!

Ella, Bristol

We are SO pleased we found the Rectory Hotel through the Sawdays website. We had a wonderful Autumnal night away, the attention to detail of the hotel was amazing including the lovely fires in each room downstairs, and the honesty bar including whiskey nightcap! We enjoyed a drink by the fire before heading over the road to the Potting Shed for a wonderful dinner. The next morning we had a swim in the pool before a great two course breakfast, and then went for a walk in the countryside using the map given to us at the hotel. Staff were so friendly and helpful. It felt very covid safe too!

Jo, Bristol

This hotel is beautiful. Everything is extremely tastefully chosen and the building and grounds make you never want to leave to explore the area! We stayed here for three nights after our wedding and it was perfect. The staff are very helpful and the food and drink is exceptional.

Amy, Petersfield

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