The Old Rectory Wiltshire


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Lemon drizzle cake - a warm welcome

Staying in a gorgeous georgian house was an absolute must whilst visiting Bath and surrounding areas, great character ambience whilst imagining 'Mr D'arcy' ;-) paying a visit. Helle,David & Teddy (who greeted us by jumping into our car wagging his tail in excitement) very warm welcome, just like arriving at a relatives house. Even greeted by David with the most scrummy home made lemon drizzle cake served with superb, much needed, cafetiere of coffee, whilst resting in the lavender garden, beautiful .There are also some fabulous local walks, we were just round the corner from a deer park, and yes we saw multiple deer also got very excited at spotting a stag. We met a couple of neigbours who were also as welcoming and friendly next to a very quaint church, so peaceful and relaxing.
The house, the hosts with surroundings did not disappoint any of my great expectations.Our room was big,bright and airey even the 'just in case tin' catered for our every need, chocolate & plasters etc very thoughtful in every detail.
Will we stay here again? Most definitely, if they have a spare room available that is !!
Thank you Helle, David & Teddy
Julie & John from Manningtree on Tripadvisor *****

Best B&B ever!
Beautiful house, large rooms, delicious breakfasts and the warmest of welcomes - The Old Rectory is quite simply outstanding in all respects, as is Helle and David's hospitality. We can't wait to go back! Iben T from Copenhagen, Denmark on Tripadvisor *****

Countryside to perfection
Helle and David, such a fantastic welcome, house, garden and hosts. We really enjoyed three days in your beautiful house, and being spoiled from your hospitality. Your breakfast is delicious. We surely will be back. Ole B from Hillerød, Denmark

The Perfect B&B
After traveling throughout Great Britain for many years, have found the perfect B&B. Wonderful accommodations with all the amenities you would wish plus warm and friendly hosts. Helle and David are great cooks who prepare breakfast from local organic produce. The lemon cake with tea on the porch was just what was needed after a long day. Reservations were made for us at two good local pubs and hand drawn maps were invaluable when the GPS didn't work! We regretted saying goodbye, especially to Teddy, the four-legged cohost.
knitter2013 from Duxbury, Massachusetts on Tripadvisor *****

What a wonderful welcome in Wiltshire
We must thank trip advisor for this wonderful find. The moment we drove through the gates onto the gravel drive we instantly knew what a find it was. No sooner we had stopped the car, we were greeted by Helle with pot of tea and freshly home made scones where we sat on the patio and gazed at the wonderful view of the lavender and cabbage white butterflies and extensive gardens.
The complimentary breakfast was superb and more than adequate with everything from cereals to fresh fruit, croissants and choice of freshly cooked breakfast all served with a very personal touch by Helle and her husband David.
Overall, our stay was a sheer delight, and our return is absolutely assured in the not too distant future as we have family in the area. We truly valued everything from the warmth of the welcome to the fond farewell. Thank you both very much. Jim, Deb & Moll from Swansea on Tripadvisor *****

A gem in the English countryside
We are visitors from overseas, and found this B&B on Trip Advisor. What a lovely find! Helle and Dave were very welcoming to us as soon as we arrived. Their home is warm, comfortable and charming. Their breakfasts every morning were to die for, and their dog Teddy was an added bonus! Helle and Dave were also very helpful with maps, directions, and trip advice. They felt more like friends than hosts by the end of the trip.
david a from Salt Lake City USA on Tripadvisor *****

Exceptional B&B in Wiltshire Countryside
The Old Rectory is a Georgian house set in 2 acres of quiet gardens in this small village nestling below Salisbury Plain. Helle and David have created a calm, well-appointed and stunningly furnished home in the 10 years they have lived there, featured recently in English Homes magazine. Our room was huge, with a large en-suite bathroom, and so well equipped: dressing gowns, tea/coffee and great flapjacks. We sat in the garden, a profusion of lavender all round the patio, while Helle brought us tea and biscuits, and realised we had found a truly wonderful place. There is so much to see and do in the area, and Helle was a great host, suggesting places to see and booking us tables at some great local pub restaurants. Strongly recommended. Mike_at_The_Edge from Edgware on Tripadvisor *****

Far from the Maddening Crowd in Wiltshire
My husband and I discovered this former rectory through tripadvisor and were drawn to it as it is similar architecturally to the old vicarage in the village where I grew up and because it had such great reviews. These reviews were well deserved and we were delighted with our choice. The house is charming and airy and imaginatively decorated with beautiful artwork. We were in the master bedroom which has a pretty view of the front garden. Helle was a warm and animated hostess (David was away) and we had lots to talk about. The family dog, Teddy, was equally welcoming. Breakfast was generous and the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs were particularly tasty. We understand this b and b is currently number 2 in Wiltshire and we cannot think of a single reason why it should not be number 1!
cev21 from Virginia, USA on Tripadvisor *****

Best B&B Ever!
Myself and my 2 children stayed at The Old Rectory for 2 nights recently and had a lovely time. From the minute we arrived we felt very welcome and relaxed. The house is beautiful and sits in beautiful gardens. The area itself is very picturesque and typical english countryside. The rooms were very clean, fresh, comfortable and homely. Breakfast was delicious. I cannot find any faults with this B&B and would highly recommend it.
Lea_Anne186534 from Glasgow on Tripadvisor *****

A truly perfect retreat
Perfection! The country house feel combined with the warm welcome contributed to make this a truly memorable stay. Lovely gardens, house furnished with style, bright and spacious rooms with all comforts, delicious breakfast sourced locally, gracious and charming hosts. You could not ask for more. Would book again tomorrow!
DanielleL from Helmdon on Tripadvisor *****

Just book it...
Lovely stay. First visit, which felt like staying with old friends. Helle couldn't have been more helpful, very nice house and garden, beautiful room, spotlessly clean, quiet, excellent breakfast.
Faultless really - very happy to recommend.
Andrew R from Stowmarket on Tripadvisor *****

Absolutely perfect!
We've just come back from a weekend away celebrating our first wedding anniversary. Luckily we'd found this stunning B&B because it couldn't have been a more beautiful and idyllic place to be. We were very sad to leave this morning.
Helle & David (and Teddy the dog!) made us feel at home from the second they greeted us and couldn't do more to make sure our stay was absolutely perfect. The bedroom and en suite we had were absolutely incredible, and it had an extremely comfy bed! The house throughout has been furnished in the style of a true English country home and couldn't be more perfect in the beautiful surroundings.
Thank you Helle & David for such an incredible stay, and we'll definitely be returning at some point soon x Jamie and Emily on Tripadvisor *****

An outstanding B and B in a beautiful setting
What a truly relaxing and pleasant experience in such a beautiful home with kind welcoming hosts (including Teddy visiting to say good night every evening. The breakfasts were wonderful. the wisteria was in flower. The birds were singing.
Helle and David went out of their way to support us with travel directions and maps. They looked after our every need so caringly. SusanKWellington from New Zealand on Tripadvisor *****

This was our first time at The Old Rectory and i am hoping it's not our last! Helle and David could not have been more helpful! Not long after we booked, we had emails providing helpful information and bookings in the local pub (which was amazing as well!). While we were there, Helle and David helped with suggestions of local sites (including printing maps and directions!) as well as details of more local pubs to visit!
The breakfast was fantastic and nothing was too much trouble.
Looking forward to heading back soon!
NicoleS1081 from London on Tripadvisor *****

So welcoming!
The Old Rectory was our first night on our 10 day trip to the UK. Thanks to the reviews on Tripadvisor we chose the Old Rectory, and they were so right!
Helle was so gracious! She made us afternoon tea when we got there and dinner reservations at a lovely restaurant very close. Our room was very clean and comfortable and more than enough space for my husband, 19 year old son and I. Breakfast in the morning (lovingly prepared by Helle) was the best we had in England!! Thank you Helle for starting our trip off in such a perfect way! Pam B from Tulsa, USA on Tripadvisor *****

Lovely B & B with touches of home
Our second visit to the Old Rectory and no disappointments here. Like meeting up with old friends! Touches of luxury with a home from home atmosphere. Helle and David are warm and welcoming and Teddy helps too! Tasteful decor, comfy beds, fresh flowers and yummy breakfast with lots of choice and fresh food locally sourced. What more could you wish for.
Margaret & Brian from Barnet on Tripadvisor *****

A real gem!
We were so lucky to have booked this B&B as David,Helle and William are such a delightful family.The rooms were light and spacious, the breakfast was hearty and healthy. We stayed at the Old Rectory as we had a friend's wedding on the Saturday night. David and Helle were so helpful in booking taxis and recommending pubs to eat at. I can't recommend this B and B highly enough, and think Tripadvisor should create a sixth star for those really special places. The Old Rectory would certainly earn it. Thank you for such lovely memories and we will be back soon.
jru100 from Oxford on Tripadvisor

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