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“Delicious food, great service in a wonderful location”

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The Old Rectory Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Martinhoe
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 April 2010

Having been going to Exmoor for around 30 years, we're really glad to find The Old Rectory in such good hands. Huw and Sam, with Edie, could not have looked after us any better. We thoroughly enjoyed all the diners and breakfasts which set us up for our walks each day and cannot fault the hotel in any way. The ambience suited us down to the ground and we love the way the public rooms and bedrooms are decorated.

Philippa and Tony Hughes

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Reviewed 5 April 2010

For those who like a small warm & friendly hotel, in a lovely location and with excellent food, look no further.

The Old Rectory Hotel was that rare thing - a hotel that felt like a home. The hotel is very comfortable, intimate and Huw and Sam provide a warm welcome. After a long day's walking, tea in the drawing room is the perfect pick up. Each evening, it was nice to look forward to pre-dinner drinks, talking to other guests and then sitting down for a master class in great quality food.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 April 2010

Our favourite English hotel, possibly becuase it feels more like an old rectory! - and has been done up with such gloriously understated good taste.

Huw & Sam are wonderful hosts.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2010

What a delightful hotel. This was our second visit in 2 years and we were delighted to see the new paint and decor tweaks.
Sam and Huw were as welcoming as ever and the food, ambience and everything was just superb.
Situated on Exmoor, it makes a superb base for walking and visiting the local coastal and moorland beauty spots.
We are looking forward to another return visit

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 March 2010

Bring on the squidy brownies and I'll be back. Seriously if you are a foodie just stop looking elsewhere - you have found your chosen accomodation.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 December 2009

I stayed at The Old Rectory with a group of friends for the third time at the end of October at what has now become a regular event each spring and autumn. On each occasion we have all been more than delighted by the service received and Huw & Sam's fantastic hospitality.

I have stayed in a different room each time we have visited and all have been spacious and well appointed with an eye for detail. I am really looking forward to seeing my favourite room, Lawns, which is being refurbished this winter.

As they say in the movies - "We'll be back!"

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 November 2009

We stayed here in October for 3 nights to celebrate my partner's 40th and had the best time. As many other reviewers have said the hotel is in the most wonderfull location just off the coast path - what we loved best of all though was the lack of traffic or any other noise; the place is soooo tranquil and we loved sitting in the garden by the waterfall just chilling and watching the birds.

The hotel has been stylishly refurbished - they have got the mix right - classic but with a modern twist - and the place has a really comfortable, friendly atmosphere . Our room was lovely and stylish with a view over the garden, a really comfy bed and a great bathroom.

Huw and Sam run the place in a friendly and relaxed manner. The hotel has just eight bedrooms and it felt more that we were staying with friends at a rather exclsuive house party rather than an impersonal corporate hotel.

The food is fabulous and all sourced from local farms - we booked the half board package and, as the hotel is quite remote, I would recommend doing this as we thought that it was fantastic value. Dinner was a real event - we really enjoyed talking to other guests over pre dinner drinks and canapes before tucking into wonderfull food and wine. For breakfast there are a number of interesting options on the menu - we really enjoyed the blackstone eggs. The local bacon was just delicious!

Not the cheapest, but our stay was well worth every penny. We think that we will probably go there again next year but save our pennies and treat ourselves to one of the newly refurbished suites.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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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: £177 - £203 (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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