Need To Know
11am (can be extended to midday in some cases). Check-in, 3pm, but flexible subject to availability.
Double rooms from $141.39 (£88), excluding tax at 20 per cent. ⓘ
Rates include breakfast. There's a two-night minimum stay over bank holiday weekends or public holidays.
Book a massage, either at the hotel or at a nearby spa. Try a game of pétanque on the lawn.
At the hotel
Heated outdoor pool; gardens with croquet lawn; library of books, CDs and DVDs; free WiFi; loaner iPod and digital camera; wellies and walking maps. In rooms, flatscreen TV, CD/DVD player, iPod dock, Organic Conscious Skincare toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
Every room has a view over the gardens; they are similarly decorated in pale, soothing colours, but all have unique details, such as a fireplace or wooden beams. Of the Deluxe rooms, we like Leckhampton for its huge bed and roll-top bath; Sudeley has a four-poster. Standard rooms Nympsfield and Cam Peak can be combined for families.
There's a heated outdoor pool in the hotel's gardens.
Your swimsuit in the summer, if you fancy a dip in the outdoor pool.
Canine guests welcome. For New Year's Eve, the Rectory is available in its entirety for £5,000, including dinner, canapés, champagne and a party for 24 people.
As befits the former home of a rector who had 14 children, the hotel is very family‑friendly. Cots and baby monitors are available; an extra bed costs £15 a night, including breakfast. Organic children’s menus. Babysitting is £8 an hour.
Dogs stay free at the Rectory, though they'll have to stay out of the restaurant.