The Old Rectory, Dauntsey
your historic home from home

for beautiful bed & breakfast or short breaks near Malmesbury, Wiltshire


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Your perfect place to stay

If you’re searching for the perfect base to explore historic Malmesbury, Cirencester and the Cotswolds, come and stay in our elegant country house. There’s a choice of five large guest rooms, and a two-bedroomed cottage in picture-postcard, riverside grounds.

The Old Rectory has been classically restored in every detail, yet modernised for 21st-century living. Even in a country house hotel, you get the sense you’re in an hotel. This is a chance to relax and unwind in a home from home – with all the West Country has to offer, right on your doorstep.

Relax and rejuvenate

After a rejuvenating sleep in your generously proportioned room, freshen-up in your en suite or private bathroom, then enjoy a sumptuous, locally sourced breakfast in the conservatory or dining room.

Watch kingfishers and otters from the drawing-room, terrace or riverside decks. We’ll be on hand if you need anything, yet in the background. Time moves effortlessly here. Savour every moment.

From our visitors’ book

The experience of independent travellers, couples and small groups

“We felt at home right from the get-go. Claire was a welcoming and generous host and Dauntsey – right on the Wiltshire Gloucestershire border – is a fabulous jump-off point for exploring the myriad of villages and World Heritage sites nearby”

Andrew and Lynn, West London

Room to breathe, space to explore

Brighter breakfast
Bed & Breakfast

Choose from five guest rooms, each as individual as you, with en suite or private bathrooms. Plus a breakfast to launch your day of relaxed exploring.

Sun trap terrace
A cottage to yourself

A haven and home from home, relax in your own two-bedroom cottage in the grounds of the Old Rectory. Two decent bedrooms in country calm.

Historic Malmesbury
Things to see and do

From history to horses, you’re spoilt for choice. Cotswold hamlets, pubs and country fairs – take a look at a few suggestions here … things to see and do.