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“Going to be great.....super now”
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The Hunters Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Martinhoe B&B and Inns
Milford
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“Going to be great.....super now”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2010

Just like to say that I really wish the new owner (David I think it is) the best of luck, he's doing a grand job and making a very tired old place into a very nice place indeed.

We stayed there last weekend having arrived on the off chance of getting a room and happily there was one left, it was not quite finished and described as 'mid refurb' but very acceptable being brand new, having a super shower and in general, very comfy with a stunning view.

The food was fine too, very well cooked and seasonal.

Worth the trip and good value.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2010

Chatty, friendly and interested, the staff at the Hunter's Inn greeted me with a warm smile and a genuine desire to please. The location and look of the building do not disappoint, it is a real hunting lodge, which when walking for a long day you come upon like an oasis. Hidden in the Heddon valley, it has the appearance that it has been put there just for you! I was shown to a lovely four poster room, which over looked the valley and wonderful newly landscaped gardens, from which I could see the hotel's peacock strutting it's stuff. My bag which I had sent on earlier was waiting in my room and there were lovely towels and soaps beautifully arranged on the bed, all was done with a touch of care. The bathroom was a little dated, but I understand from the staff that the owners are updating these, it would be a good investment in a wonderful property. The rooms were very quiet indeed, with good television reception (despite the valley) and clean, neat coffee making equipment. I ate in the bar with my dog (the restaurant does not allow dogs if you prefer sans canine) and the food and welcome were again notable. The service was detailed with regard to the menu, explaining the origin of the food (local sea food and meats) and wines; all was well presented and very tasty indeed. The young girls serving were confident and happy in their work, chatty and polite. Great country music followed by local musicians, who gather in the bar - a real treat! A quiet sleep in a great bed was followed by a wonderful breakfast and happy, attentive check out service. My bag was carried for me and they knew all about the onward transport for it to my next destination. There are more improvements being made to this fabulous Inn, the current restaurant is being turned into a lounge for guests and a new restaurant will overlook the valley and gardens through big windows, in a light and open space - it's going to be great - I will certainly go back some time. The walking nearby is divine, on the SW Coastal Path, in a valley, but 10 mins gentle stroll to the beach and a restored lime kilm. I stay in a vast number of hotels and do not give praise easily, don't expect the Rtiz, that is not what I am describing, it is an old hunting lodge and is made more than that by a great location and equally good service!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2010

Edwardian half timbered country inn one mile from the sea in glorious isolation. Used by freindly locals, passing hikers and devotees. Recently sympathetically restored with modern amenities it retains its dream like character. Nice gardens with lawns, ponds and a stream that goes down to a "smugglers cove" - the gardener even looks like a pirate!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Hunters Inn
Address: Heddon Valley, Martinhoe, Exmoor National Park EX31 4PY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Martinhoe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Martinhoe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Hunters Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hunters Inn pub is blessed with the most magical setting, tucked at the bottom of the exquisitely beautiful Heddon Valley on Exmoor. The narrow road from the moor descends beneath a canopy of ancient trees. Sun-dappled leaves glitter and gleam. The river runs past the inn and a short walk takes you to the beach. ... more   less 
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