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and Enid Richmond welcome you to
The Old Rectory Hotel in
Exmoor National Park, North Devon.
in the early 1800s for the rector of Martinhoe's 11th century church, the house
has been sympathetically restored and extended over the years. Now a beautiful
country house hotel, nestling in a naturally protected hollow approached down
a leafy lane, The Old Rectory is situated in the ancient hamlet of Martinhoe
within Exmoor National Park, only a short walk from the grandeur of the North
yet relaxed, The Old Rectory Hotel is a very special place to stay. We
provide friendly yet unobtrusive service, creating the warmth of a country family
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you quietly succumb to the wonderful sense of spiritual calm here, it's hard to
conceive that one field away the land skids to a halt and spectacular cliffs drop
800 feet. The Exmoor plateau meets the sea abruptly at the village of Martinhoe
- 'hoe' is Saxon for high ground - creating a breathtaking view as you approach.
lovely understated hotel stands next to an 11th century church in three acres
of mature garden. Loved and nurtured by clergy past, the garden now occupies the
affection of Christopher and Enid: birdsong, waterfalls, scented azaleas and the
bizarre gunnera only hint at its allure. This is a gentle retreat, dedicated to
food and marvelous hospitality.
has been cooking since she was a child and makes her own marmalade, bread and
cakes, biscuits and ice-cream. Meat is fresh, local and organic; even the water,
filtered and purified, is from a local borehole. Traditional bedrooms have Laura
Ashley wallpaper, sparkling bathrooms and the odd Waring and Gillow antique; and
one has a balcony. Downstairs, curl up in comfy sofas by an open fire, or drift
off in the conservatory; grapes from the 200-year-old vine above your head fill
fruit bowls in season.
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are nine delightful en suite bedrooms overlooking the gardens and grounds;
two on the ground floor and seven on the first floor. All bathrooms have recently
been refurbished and
The Heddon Suite has distant views across the sea to Wales.
The Old Rectory Hotel is located within Exmoor National Park in North
Devon (South West England).
from the M5 (Approximately 50 minutes -1 hour)
at Junction 27 and take A361 towards Barnstaple. Just past South Molton exit,
turn right onto A399. At Blackmore Gate turn right onto A39. Turn north off A39
at Martinhoe Cross (Old Rectory sign). Take unclassified road across
Martinhoe Common to coastal viewpoint (Old Rectory sign). Bear left to
Martinhoe and The Old Rectory is the first building on the right next
to the church.
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