The Old Rectory Hotel

‘It’s clear why so many guests return again and again. More

Contact details

Berry’s Ground Lane
Martinhoe
Devon
EX31 4QT
England
01598 763368

Hotel information

Bedrooms

11, 2 on ground floor, 3 in coach house, some suitable for disabled.

Open

Mar–early Nov.

Facilities

2 lounges, orangery, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 3-acre grounds, public rooms including restaurant wheelchair accessible.

Background music

varied, in public areas.


Children

not under 14.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £165–£195, double £180–£210, D,B&B single £175, double £220. A la carte £35, 1-night bookings sometimes refused at weekends.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘It’s clear why so many guests return again and again.’ Huw Rees and Sam Prosser’s converted Georgian rectory, in large, well-maintained grounds, ‘is a haven of rural peace within easy reach of Exmoor and the sea’. ‘The hosts are very welcoming and accommodating.’ Guests this year ‘were delighted that drinks are a sociable event – be it afternoon tea with home-made cakes or pre-prandial drinks in the conservatory’. ‘Superbly appointed’ bedrooms, in the main building and converted coach house, have muted hues, a ‘large, comfortable bed’; those overlooking the garden are serenaded by its waterfall and stream. Pleasing extras include cafetière coffee, posh toiletries and spring water. Michael Caine acolyte Thomas Frost took over the kitchen this year. His modern British menu features just-landed fish and garden-fresh produce. ‘Well-cooked, interesting dishes, served by cheerful staff’ might include smoked duck, asparagus salad, sesame dressing; Devon beef, chateaubriand sauce. ‘Breakfast has plenty of choice’: fresh fruit smoothies; mushroom eggs Florentine; bacon from traditional breeds. Afterwards, the Exmoor coast beckons. (IM, and others)

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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

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide