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The Pear Tree at Purton
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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
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.