Boutique Bed and Breakfast in a historic setting

Relax in the comfort of The Rectory Lacock Boutique Bed & Breakfast in one of our large, sumptuous rooms surrounded by history and 6 acres of private Wiltshire countryside. Each of our sizable rooms, named after trees that can be seen around the beautiful gardens of this period property, have large windows with views over either the gardens or the Rectory fields and a comfortable seating area from which to enjoy your view. The fields are often populated with sheep. The well-kept gardens change dramatically throughout the seasons and there is always something interesting to admire.

Enjoy a cup of tea or a coffee in your room after your arrival, confident that your car is safely parked in our guest car park with 24hr CCTV recorded security. Take in the nature in the garden. We have plenty of frequent visitors including rabbits, red kites, buzzards, and even the occasional fox and muntjac deer, not forgetting the playful squirrels. Enjoy the tranquillity and a moment of calm away from our busy world. Soak up the grandeur of the beautiful historic Grade II Rectory which was built by the Victorians in 1866. Unlike many places claiming to be in Lacock, the Rectory actually is in the village of Lacock and is just a two-minute walk from the heart of the medieval National Trust village. So, once you feel ready enjoy a leisurely walk down our long drive, into the village.

Lacock will not disappoint; it is a quintessential English village that looks much like it did 200 years ago. The oldest house is older than Lacock Abbey which was founded in the early thirteenth century. In the nineteenth century it was the residence of William Henry Fox Talbot, a Victorian English scientist, inventor, and photography pioneer who created the earliest surviving photographic negative in 1835, an image of one of the abbey windows. His name can be seen clearly in one of our stain-glassed windows. The village is a firm favourite for film and TV producers, most notably for its picturesque streets and historic cottages, untouched by modern alterations. The villages most famous appearances include Downton Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, Cranford, and the Harry Potter films.

Perhaps on your walk you will visit either The Sign of the Angel, The Red Lion, The George Inn or if you fancy a slightly longer walk The Bell. All are very different in their food and beverage offer as well as the history and ambiance that each of these individual venues presents.

A short stroll back to the Bed & Breakfast and you will return to you room with modern en-suite facilities, Wi-Fi and your smart TV. The property has a selection of rooms with either a super-king four poster bed, a king bed or twin beds. The choice is yours. The property has been extensively and sympathetically renovated, retaining the character of the building whilst providing modern facilities for the comfort and convenience of our guests.

After a peaceful night's sleep, we invite you down the Yew carved staircase, through the grandeur of the stained-glass hallway and the Victorian tiled floor, to enter the period Dining Room with its fireplace keeping us cosy. The Dining Room has a magnificent window overlooking the terrace and the south-facing garden. Here you can relax and enjoy your complimentary full English breakfast cooked to order, or if you are after something lighter, alternatives includes cereals, toast and fresh fruit.

Whether you are staying for another night or leaving us after your breakfast, we hope that you will be well rested, relaxed, and well-nourished ready for the day ahead of you.