A slow country drive into the Cotswolds leads to three acres in the triangle of Tetbury, Malmesbury, and Cirencester on which the Rectory Hotel can be found. Fittingly located between a pub (the Potting Shed) and a church, the 18th-century Rectory was originally built for a vicar with 14 children. Today it functions as a 12-room hotel run by hotelier Jonathan Barry and antiques dealer Julian Muggridge. The decor is a colorful, eclectic mix of refurbished antiques and modern textiles; a modest model of the English country house, only chintz-free. Here’s a look inside.
Above: A painted door (in dentist green) stands out against the old building walls.
Above: In the dining room, a collection of botanical prints line the walls.
Above: When the original wood shutters are flung open, light floods the airy seating room.
Above: Armchairs reupholstered in green linen and modern nesting tables exemplify the eclectic mix.
Above: Garden roses and pastel glassware in the wood-paneled dining room.
Above: The Nimblet room mixes star-patterned wool blankets with floral wallpaper.
Above: All 12 guest rooms are complete with retro Roberts radios in a range of colors.
Above: A chandelier with multicolored glass in the upstairs hall.
Above: The Leckhampton room has a view of the church and Victorian baptism pool below.
Above: A mix of metals in the antique bath.
Above: Collections of grass green wellies and antique hotel key holders.
Above: A serene English garden with a gravel walkway to the Rectory building.