The Old Rectory

Historic Bed and Breakfast in Chippenham, Wiltshire

Heritage Rating: Heritage Rating ?

Cantax Hill, Lacock
SN15 2JZ

The Old Rectory, Chippenham

You will be booking with:

Booking with


Accommodation Description:

Experience an elegance of a bygone era at this imposing Grade II listed house, situated two minutes stroll from the beautiful and famous village of Lacock. Offers a real taste of English country life.

* 3 Nights For The Price Of 2 Offers Available From January 2009 * Welcome to The Old Rectory and experience an elegance of a bygone era at this imposing Grade II listed house, situated two minutes stroll from the beautiful and famous village of Lacock. They say "location, location, location" ... we've got it! Built in 1866, The Old Rectory is a superb example of Victorian gothic architecture.

Now a delightful family home set in its own grounds with croquet lawn and gardens, it offers a real taste of English country life. Beyond the stables are fields and footpaths leading to the medieval village of Lacock. In the drawing room at the Rectory, play the Broadwood piano or just relax with views that overlook front garden, drive and orchard.

The house boasts many original features such as mullioned windows, creeper-clad walls, stained glass windows and an ecclesiastical bell! A guardian angel is at the pinnacle of the house next to our Latin inscription - "He who listens, learns most". There's ample private and safe car and bicycle parking. Lacock is an oasis in Wiltshire, with its 17th century houses and Lacock Abbey, a gem of the National Trust dating back to the 13th century.

We are blessed with excellent, pubs, restaurants and tea rooms a church and small shops. Close by is Castle Combe and the world heritage city of Bath and Salisbury and Oxford.

 4 star rating

From: £50.00

Map is based on address information supplied by the property and should be used only as a guide.

Get Directions on Google maps

View on:
Google maps (area overview)

Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Chippenham area.

Nearby Historic Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Lacock Abbey - 0.4 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Corsham Almshouses - 2.7 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Corsham, St Bartholomew's Church - 2.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Sheldon Manor - 3.7 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Bowood House and Gardens - 4.1 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Corsham Court - 4.3 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Great Chalfield, All Saints Church - 4.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Great Chalfield Manor - 4.8 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

The Courts Garden - 5.5 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Draycot Cerne, St James Church - 6.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Other Nearby Accommodation

Full list of B&Bs in Wiltshire

+ Heritage Rating + ?

Heritage Rated Bed and Breakfast Heritage Rating
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest

We've 'tagged' this accommodation to help you find related historic attractions and learn more about major time periods mentioned in the description.

More about these Historic Time Periods:


Find attractions tagged with:

Medieval (Time Period) - Victorian (Time Period) - Victorian Gothic (Architecture) - 17th century (Time Period) - 13th century (Time Period) - Nest (Person) -

Attraction search

Name the Historic attraction

Name the mystery historic attraction
See larger image

British History Quiz

This political and religious manifesto of 1638 was signed by those opposed to Charles I's religious policy in Scotland


This Day in British History

29 April, 1916

End of Easter Rising in Dublin

The Easter Rising was one of the pivotal events in finally convincing Britain to grant Home Rule to Ireland

Monarch Mayhem

This king led the English to triumph at Crecy in 1346


Passionate about British Heritage!