Just five miles from Swindon & J16 of the M4 but set in the heart of the countryside, The Pear Tree at Purton is an elegant Cotswold stone hotel.
Formerly the vicarage of the pretty village of Purton, which nestles between the Cotswolds and the Marlborough Downs, it is set in 7.5 acres of gardens.
It is perfectly placed for an overnight business stay or a special weekend away and is great for visiting West Country attractions including the Cotswolds, Longleat, Blenheim Palace, the Georgian city of Bath and Stonehenge.
The Pear Tree has 17 individually decorated en suite rooms and suites, many with spa baths (executives). All the hotel rooms are furnished to a high standard and offer a host of luxury amenities.
In The Pear Tree s Conservatory Restaurant, the kitchen team specialises in modern English cooking using the very best of fresh ingredients. Their food has been the recipient of many awards, including two rosettes from the AA, and is matched with an excellent wine list. The Pear Tree s beautiful gardens are a perfect place to relax.
Within easy access of Swindon, the hotel, with its peaceful setting in Purton, is the ideal choice for a stay away, meetings, private functions and weddings. The Pear Tree provides stylish function rooms, professional service and excellent food, making it a venue suitable for any occasion.
Within the immediate vicinity of The Pear Tree is Lydiard House and Country Park as well as Swindon and Cricklade Railway, with the Cotswold Water Park just eight miles away. The hotel s convenient location puts guests within accessible distance by car from the numerous attractions in the Cotswolds, Wiltshire and nearby Somerset and Oxfordshire. The choice of places to visit during your stay at The Pear Tree is truly astounding, with Stonehenge, Blenheim Palace, Longleat, the Georgian city of Bath, Cheltenham, Gloucester and historic Oxford all within a 40-mile radius of the hotel.
Nearby Swindon was one of the world s great railway towns for 150 years and houses the Museum of the Great Western Railway, pioneered by Brunel. The McArthur Glen Designer Outlet is also a popular shopping choice in Swindon for discounted designer fashions.
This part of Wiltshire is renowned for its prehistoric sites, with the best known being Stonehenge that stands on Salisbury Plain, west of Amesbury.
Avebury is also one of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe and is well worth a visit.
England is studded with country houses, and the West Country has some of the country s finest stately homes. Longleat, the ancestral home of the Marquis of Bath and the first safari park in England, is a fascinating place for a day out for the entire family while Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, is just 40 miles from The Pear Tree. Closer to the hotel is Bowood House and Gardens, the home of the Earl of Shelburne, with over 90 acres of gardens landscaped by Capability Brown. Sheldon Manor, one of the oldest homes in England, and Corsham Court are also worth visiting.
From Junction 16 of the M4, take the Wootton Bassett exit and then follow signs to Purton. At the Best One Shop, turn right and after a large s bend The Pear Tree is 50 metres further on(do not turn down the road towards the church) on the left-hand side.
Directions to the Hotel British Rail The nearest station is Swindon, approximately five miles from our hotel, where you can catch a taxi from outside the station.
Heathrow Airport Follow signs onto the M4 at Junction 4a and travel westbound to Junction 16.
Gatwick Airport Follow signs onto the M23 at Junction 9a and travel northbound to join the M25 at Junction 8. Travel clockwise around the M25 to Junction 4a / 15 and join the M4. Travel westbound to Junction 16.
You can check in from 14:30. You need to check out by 11:00.