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The Old Rectory Hotel

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Berry Ground Lane, Martinhoe, Exmoor National Park EX31 4QT, England
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Bit late with this review but we stayed at The Old Rectory back in May 2015 and found a real gem of a hotel. We booked for a week's stay but were amazed that most other couples stayed for only 2-3 nights. We usually holiday in the Canaries for 14 days at a time so found this new 'short stay'... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

If you're looking for a destination for an extra special get away from it all break, where comfort, good food and good service is on your list of priorities then this is the place for you. Set in a tucked away village on Exmoor with the most charming, secluded garden and the coastal footpath on the doorstep, we found ourselves... More 

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Huw and Sam have a winning formula and this is down to dedication, devotion and commitment to provide top quality. The Old rectory had been on our wish list for a long time and having recently visited this lovely hotel we are able to endorse all the previous highly complementary reviews. These two lovely, friendly, warm characters should give themselves... More 

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Macclesfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We had a lovely stay for 2 nights. Sam was an excellent host, the bedrooms lovely and dinner very tasty. We would recommend the hotel to all. The location was good and we had trips to Ilfracombe and Barnstaple.

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

One night stay at the end of October. Perfect location, food and the weather could not have been any better. Would highly recommend a stay at this very personal boutique hotel. Shame we could not have extended our stay.

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We booked last minute and were lucky enough to have squeaked a weekend away at this delightful hotel. The drive across Exmoor was reward enough, but after booking in and having the warmth of the check in, it really just got better and better. Sam and Huw have something special going on here, and it was a treat to be... More 

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Kinver, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The hotel is exceptional in every respect. Accommodation, food, drink, hospitality and service are first class. Well done to Huw, Sam and the team. The hotel closes now until Easter 2016 but we will return.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We felt as if we were staying in a beautiful private home. The rooms were well decorated and the gardens beautiful even in late autumn. Good food in a truly special setting. Amazing walks near the hotel. The hosts gave good suggestions for sightseeing.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

A walking holiday combined with pure luxury; the Old Rectory was just perfect. A warm welcome, great hospitality and superb food; all offered in beautiful surroundings - and with Exmoor on the doorstep.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Yet again an excellent stay at the Old Rectory, The room we stayed in was called Lawns and had a beautiful view of the well maintained gardens The room was very well appointed with a king sized bed, extremely good wardrobe space and comfortable sitting. The shower room was large with an excellent walk in shower with good mirrors and... More 

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