In the 16th century a vicarage was built next to the unique twin towered church of St Marys in Purton Wiltshire. It was partly constructed from a much older monastery and some of the original stonework can still be seen. In the early years of this century the house was moved to its present location just 400 yards away and was later reborn as The Pear Tree at Purton. The peaceful atmosphere is enhanced by sunny conservatories which house the hotels restaurant and by views over flower filled gardens and green meadows from the bedroom windows. Each room is named after a character associated with Purton which is a miniature local history lesson in itself. Guests can tour the Cotswolds or visit Blenheim Palace and other historic homes or explore the City of Bath. The more energetic can walk over miles of pretty footpaths or try their hand at croquet golf and tennis. While those who prefer to take things gently can relax in the gardens enjoying the scent of stocks roses and thyme. The Pear Trees beautiful gardens are a perfect place to relax with stunning herbaceous borders and include a wild flower meadow wetlands and a vineyard with 600 vines.