The Old Rectory Hotel

In ‘what must be one of the most tranquil places in the country’, Huw Rees and Sam Prosser run their ‘splendid’ hotel, a handsomely converted Georgian rectory in large, well-maintained grounds. More

Contact details

The Old Rectory Hotel
Berry’s Ground Lane
Martinhoe
Devon
EX31 4QT
England
01598 763368

Hotel information

Bedrooms

11. 2 on ground floor, 3 in coach house.

Open

Mar–end Oct.

Facilities

2 lounges, orangery, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 3-acre grounds.

Background music

‘very quiet’ in dining room.

Children

not under 14.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £180–£260, D,B&B £220–£275. À la carte £30.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

In ‘what must be one of the most tranquil places in the country’, Huw Rees and Sam Prosser run their ‘splendid’ hotel, a handsomely converted Georgian rectory in large, well-maintained grounds. ‘It took some finding but was well worth the search.’ Bedrooms in the main building and converted coach house are ‘tastefully furnished and superbly appointed’; each is supplied with cafetière coffee, posh toiletries and spring water on tap. (‘A grab rail in the shower would have been appreciated.’) ‘Our comfortable room overlooked the garden, with its waterfall and little stream – delights for eye and ear.’ In the evening, mingle with fellow guests while skimming the menu over pre-dinner drinks. The ‘excellent’ meal that follows, cooked by Huw Rees, uses locally sourced ingredients including fish from day boats and produce from the garden. Typical dishes: wild garlic soup; Lundy turbot, Noilly Prat sauce. After breakfast (local apple juice; home-made preserves; various egg dishes), take a walk along the Exmoor coast – but hurry back for tea with home-made cakes. (Peter Govier, Gwyn Morgan, Roger Down)

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The Old Rectory Hotel
Berry’s Ground Lane
Martinhoe
Devon
EX31 4QT

Guest comments

'A haven of peace in the countryside, within easy reach of Exmoor and the sea. The hotel is clean and smart. The owners are welcoming hosts. Afternoon tea is a sociable event; pre- dinner drinks in the conservatory is a great way of meeting the other guests. The excellent menu has plenty of choice with well-cooked interesting meals served by cheerful staff. The breakfast also provides plenty of choice. There is a large, well-kept garden for a stroll or to sit and read in. ' - IL - May, 2017
'I found the GHG report accurate in all respects: attractive house with beautiful, perfectly tended garden, excellent dinner and breakfast. Our room on the ground floor was their ‘last twin bed’ quite small and basic, with shower room carved out in one corner, but looking out on the garden. We particularly appreciated the host’s helpful, friendly but unfussy attitude. ' - Helge Rubinstein - September, 2016
'It took some finding but was well worth the search. Our comfortable room overlooked the attractive garden with its waterfall and little stream, delights for both ear and eye. ' - Peter Govier - April, 2016
'A very beautiful place with attentive hosts, Sam front of house and staff very friendly. Breakfast is excellent, Hugh's cakes (afternoon tea is included in the rates) are worth returning for early ! Main-course meals were homely and well cooked. Soups were very good as was any item involving pastry. An intimate country house atmosphere with many guests returning or meeting again annually. A very well planned small operation with everything fine-tuned to be able to offer the best service and attention to their guests. ' - Mary Coles - October, 2015
'We have been searching for a small hotel with really good food, friendly staff and good rooms in a lovely area - this is it. The owners are passionate about their guests' comfort. The quality of the food is excellent and the rooms are warm with very comfortable beds and copious hot water. All this in Exmoor National Park and just off the coastal path. ' - shirley and brian Johns - September, 2015

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