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The Old Rectory Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Martinhoe
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 October 2011

We stayed for three nights in this haven of peace. The welcome was warm and the room spotless, spacious and comfortable. The hotel is small enough to feel like home and big enough not to feel claustrophobic. Sam and Huw make you feel that they are glad to have you to stay. The food is beautifully prepared, varied and served with professional pride and is delicious. We particularly liked the way in which guests are shown to their tables individually, after a comfortable and friendly pre-dinner drink. Situated in a tiny hamlet, there are well marked and maintained footpaths almost literally from the front door, leading through hanging oak forests to the coastal paths. Cannot recommend The Old Rectory highly enough. We have already booked a return visit!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 29 October 2011

We spent 3 nights in this perfect hotel. The welcome is warm, the room was spotless, comfortable and spacious; the food was beautifully prepared, enticing and interesting, with produce from their garden included and all served with care. The atmosphere that Huw and Sam create is relaxed but never slipshod. You feel that they are entertaining you in their own home and they want you to be happy with them. Having said that, they are not all over you and, at mealtimes in particular, the service is discreet but meticulous. We particularly liked the way in which guests were shown to their table for dinner after a relaxed and friendly pre- dinner drink. The hotel is situated in its own large garden and is surrounded by well marked and maintained paths for walkers of almost any standard. We have already booked again!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 October 2011

We stayed here on our way to a holiday in Cornwall, and arrived in pouring rain. Tea and cake soon made us feel better and the stylish, comfortable room and warm welcome helped. Dinner was delicious and plentiful, and the ambience was so friendly - guests all chatting to each other and to the hosts. They are clearly in the right business - they know how to entertain guests and obviously enjoy it. We were quite envious of those who had taken advantage of the great walking in the area, and resolved to do so ourselves in future. Apart from the enjoyment, it would make me feel justified in eating so well! I didn't sleep very well but that was because of the wind and rain rather than any failing in the room.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Twickerstourist
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Reviewed 25 October 2011

Such a lovely quiet location. The hotel is a beautiful old house which is furnished and decorated beautifully. Our room, Jasmin, had the most comfortable bed ever. The food was wonderful and there was a very good selection of wine. Within 5 mins walk you join the coastal footpaths. We did a walk to Heddons mouth and the Hunters Inn which had stunning views all the way. My only disappointment was the time of year I chose to visit. The hotel has the most beautiful gardens which would be perfect for sitting in on a warm summers day. Perhaps i'll make a repeat visit next year.....

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jen_in_Sheff
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Reviewed 25 October 2011

This was our third visit and the experience just gets better every time.
The situation is idyllic far away from the stress and bustle of metropolitan life. Sam and Huw have added two new rooms surpassing the previous high standards. Their taste is impeccable. The rooms are luxurious, spacious and so comfortable.
The hotel has such a personal ethos, your hosts making you feel like old, cherished friends.
The predinner drinks and canapes enable the guests to mingle and chat at will. The food is superb and the timing and service spot on.
Ideal for walkers and those just wanting to chill out and enjoy the country side.
Well done guys!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank flower1090
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Address: Berry Ground Lane Martinhoe, Martinhoe, Exmoor National Park EX31 4QT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Martinhoe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Martinhoe
Price Range: RM1,033 - RM1,218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Rectory Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Old Rectory Hotel is a very special place. A wonderful mix of a stylish boutique country house coupled with an un stuffy relaxed atmosphere. Nestled on the stunning Exmoor coast in North Devon, The Old Rectory Hotel is a haven in which to unwind - no crowds, no traffic; just birdsong and jaw dropping scenery. This is somewhere magical to stop and smell the roses - so if you need to soothe the mind and replenish the soul, you couldn't choose a better place. At The Old Rectory Hotel you'll find the simple things done well; a warm welcome, thoughtful service, fabulous luxury rooms, fantastic local food from Exmoor and North Devon and, of course, an award winning wine list. If you were running away, this is where you would go! ... more   less 
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