I think the Rectory is a recent refurbishment and rebranding of a previous establishment. It's been done in the modern, chic style that would be familiar to readers of the Mr & Mrs Smith guides.
The shared areas of the hotel are beautifully designed without feeling overdone. You can play boules in the large garden at the back and there's a swimming pool for residents' use only.
Breakfast - excellent - is in the restaurant, as of course is dinner if you choose to eat in the hotel. If not, the only other choice in Crudwell is the Potting Shed pub which is also a recent refurb and is run by the owners of the hotel. In fact you can have your bill from the pub added to your hotel bill which is quite convenient.
Our bedroom was nice with a lovely view across the garden and the church (for which this was once of course the rectory). I would say that the standard of decoration while perfectly acceptable was not quite of the highest level you might expect in a top-end boutique hotel. But then again, nor are the prices. There was a radio with iPod dock on the bedside table, which is a nice touch.
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- Rectory Hotel Crudwell, Wiltshire