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The Old Rectory Wiltshire

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Church Lane, Coulston, Westbury BA13 4NY, England (Formerly The Old Rectory Coulston)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've not written a review for a while, but I feel The Old Rectory is worthy of me dusting off my Tripadvisor reviewer's hat. Right from phoning to make the reservation, to when we left, we really couldn't think of anything we'd want to change. Helle and David are great, warm and friendly hosts who took care and attention to... More 

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Helle D, Owner at The Old Rectory Wiltshire, responded to this review

Dear Stina, Thank you for choosing The Old Rectory and for your wonderful review. It was lovely having you here and seeing you enjoy sightseeing in the area. Thanks also for bringing a guide book back from Stourhead for us. No doubt it will be used by lots of our guests. Have a lovely and sunny weekend and a super... More 

Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend in America knew of the Old Rectory and has been encouraging me to visit for years, so glad I did. All visitors seem to report a wonderful experience, I am 99% sure I had a better one, the only draw back being my bucket list of places to go and things to do went out of the window.... More 

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Helle D, Owner at The Old Rectory Wiltshire, responded to this review

Dear Ken, Thank you for choosing to stay with us, it was a pleasure having you and really interesting finding out more about one of the Rectors who once lived in The Old Rectory. And than you for writing us such a kind review. We wish you a lovely Easter - hopefully with lots of sunshine - and hope to... More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We have revisited 'The Old Rectory' on a number of occasions and it has come to feel like our second home. It is also such a pleasure to be able to take our two Jack Russels who thoroughly enjoy the run of the extensive grounds. Our family are made to feel so welcome by Helle and David, who especially catered... More 

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Helle D, Owner at The Old Rectory Wiltshire, responded to this review

Dear Deb, We absolutely loved having you all again - gorgeous grand daughter and charming dogs included! Thanks for superb review and we are looking forward to your next visit. In the meantime - have a lovely Easter and masses of sunshine. Big hugs from Helle and David (and wags from the dogs!) More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We were trying to find it in the dark but succeeded and the effort was well with it. We had the entire top floor to ourselves and enjoyed the room and the quietness. Loved the fire in the hearth at breakfast and the delicious meal. Helle and David suggested plenty of sights for us to see (e.g. Avebury and the... More 

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Helle D, Owner at The Old Rectory Wiltshire, responded to this review

Dear Mark, A belated but warm 'Thank you' for writing us such a lovely review. We enjoyed having the two of you and hope that everything is well with you both. Have a super Easter and please pop in and say hello if you are ever passing by again. Very best wishes Helle and David More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

A lovely relaxed place to stay, with charming hosts, both human and canine. Everything has been thought of, but if you could think of anything, Helle would delight in providing it! We stayed for a winter weekend, would love to return in summer when we could breakfast outside.

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Helle D, Owner at The Old Rectory Wiltshire, responded to this review

Dear Jo, Thank you for taking time out to write us such a kind review and we are so glad you felt relaxed and at home as this is our main aim for our B&B. We would love to see you again in the summer. Even if you are just passing by, do come in and have a cup of... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I always really look forward to staying at the Old Rectory: it's an incredibly beautiful home, with a comfortable lounge (complete with log fire) that guests are encouraged to use, and well-appointed bedrooms. The best thing about it is the very warm welcome visitors receive from Helle and David: a pot of tea and piece of home-made cake on arrival,... More 

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Helle D, Owner at The Old Rectory Wiltshire, responded to this review

Hi there, A very belated but nevertheless WARM 'Thank you' for yet another lovely review. You know that we now see you as part of the family and we are looking forward to your next visit - which is already booked in! Big hug from us all and have a lovely weekend. Helle, David, William - and Teddy and Tilly More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My aunty, brother and myself stayed here for one night recently but wished it could have been for longer! The rooms were immaculate and had everything you needed for any length of stay. Lovely beds, refreshments, clean towels, tv etc. The shower was warm and powerful, couldn't have asked for anything else. The next morning would bring the biggest treat,... More 

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Helle D, Owner at The Old Rectory Wiltshire, responded to this review

Dear Daniel, Thank you so much for taking time to write our review and forgive us for not having responded yet. We SO enjoyed having you and the family here and hope that you are all well. The warmest of wishes to you all and hope to see you again before too long. Helle, David - and Teddy and Tilly More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We had a very enjoyable stay at the Old Rectory B&B. We were going to a Wedding . Helle was very welcoming and offered us tea & cake on her patio when we arrived. As our Wedding was at lunch time they said we were quite welcome to sit in their lounge and offered us coffee. They even got us... More 

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Helle D, Owner at The Old Rectory Wiltshire, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for your super review - we were very chuffed being called 'Five star'. Sorry it has taken us so long to respond, we seem to have been incredibly busy with all sorts - getting the house ready for the high season being one of them. We hope you will have a lovely Easter and... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We had a fabulous stay in the old rectory. Helle and david were so lovely and welcoming and it felt like a second home. Probably the best b&b I've ever stayed in. We would not hesitate to come back again!

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Helle D, Owner at The Old Rectory Wiltshire, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks so much for your lovely review and sorry it has taken us so long to respond. It was great to hear you felt at home and we were so pleased to meet you. Hope you are well and enjoying the early spring. Very best wishes Helle and David More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is one of the few getaways with my husband after having the children. It was just the place, to relax! Beautiful surroundings, attention to detail, and very very good breakfast. The hosts have been excellent, very friendly and discreet at the same time, keeping the right balance between the two. I fell in love with this place and will... More 

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Helle D, Owner at The Old Rectory Wiltshire, responded to this review

Hi there you two, It was really lovely having you - and chatting about all the things we have in common. Thank you so much for coming to stay with us and your lovely review. We were so pleased to see you enjoy yourselves on a - no doubt - well deserved break from your little ones. It would be... More 

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