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Heddon's Gate Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Martinhoe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 19, 2014

Heddon's Gate is located in a very peaceful and attractive setting, has beautiful grounds, and has lovely. The hotel was recently restored but retains the character, with several cozy reception rooms with wood burners, old school leather sofas and armchairs and great views to the woods in the hotel grounds. There is also a comfy seating area outside - we had the luxury of sunny weather on the weekend we stayed at Heddon's Gate and relaxing outdoors in the late afternoon sun with a glass of wine was a real treat after a long hike in the coastal trail. The bedrooms have loads of character, and great views. The bathroom in our room was modern and spacious with both a bath tub and a shower, yet still felt in keeping with the characterful room. Mark and Pat are very friendly, attentive and great hosts and their service and food is great. I highly recommend them and their hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Mark C, Owner at Heddon's Gate Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2014

We were very pleased to meet you in May and to read your review. We're glad that you enjoyed Heddon's Gate and your long walk on the South West Coast Path. Hope you'll come back one day.
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

What a lovely location, as soon as you pull up the driveway and see the hotel and it's ground, you know it's going to be a great stay.

My wife and I were staying at the hotel and our room was extremely comfortable and spotlessly clean.

I love the large lounge area and bar, which was a great place to relax and enjoy a drink after a busy day sightseeing. We had a three course evening meal, which was generous in portion size and extremely tasty.

Mark and Pat are great hosts and really looked after us during our stay. We are already planing our next trip back to Heddon's Gate Hotel, as it a very special place.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Mark C, Owner at Heddon's Gate Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2014

Thank you very much for your review - you have already been back and we haven't even posted a reply yet! looking forward to seeing again you in August - or perhaps before.

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Reviewed May 16, 2014

We were so lucky to find this save haven in unique landscape of moorland and dramatic cliffs - this hotel is fantastic, wonderful, real jewel! The first impression was that we'd arrived to some magical place between the valleys, beaming with positive energy. There are amazing paths around for walks that the wonderful host Mark doesn't hesitate to show while walking his dogs. In the hotel there are many spots to relax with a book, elegant and congenial.
Our room was very cosy, clean and comfortable, food was delicious and the service impeccable. I really wish to came back there.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Mark C, Owner at Heddon's Gate Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2014

It was great that you were able to arrive for the Endurance Life event a few days before the start so that you could get to know the area. Quite a journey too from Poland. We enjoyed meeting you and hope that you will visit us again one day.

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Reviewed May 16, 2014

A group of us stayed at Heddon's Gate over May bank holiday. A lovely hotel, with lots of cosy reception rooms, with deep armchairs and sofas, intimate and spacious at the same time. It was an ideal place to hang out and socialise at the end of a day in the gorgeous local countryside. Beautiful views from our bedroom and the lounges, I really would have liked to stay the whole week! Mark and Pat were very friendly and easy to relax with, they were attentive to our needs and comforts and their food was excellent.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Mark C, Owner at Heddon's Gate Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed meeting your group together with Escape The City Tours - it was a great atmosphere. We know that you're always keen to visit new places but we hope that there'll be an opportunity to revisit some old favourites too. Many thanks for your visit and for your review.

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Reviewed May 6, 2014

We stumbled on the hotel by chance and 1 night went to 3.Mark and Pat are great hosts and with 3 children and 2 dogs we had a great time.All the food evenings and breakfast were top notch and there is a nice bar to relax in. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending it to anyone.Mark Pat- we will be back soon and look forward to seeing you again.Love from Bournemouth xxx

Room Tip: I wouldn't think you would be disappointed with any rooms.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Mark C, Owner at Heddon's Gate Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2014

Thank you very much for your review - we were very pleased that you extended your stay from one night to three and we remember how much your girls liked the pancakes! Hope to see you again in the school holidays.

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Reviewed May 3, 2014

We stayed at Heddon's Gate for a weekend at the end of March, and we had a lovely time. It was great to find a hotel that is dog friendly - Hoogo enjoyed his stay too. The hotel has been wonderfully updated by Mark, Pat and Liz - together they have done an amazing and imaginative job. I loved the use of colour throughout all the rooms - magnolia was not in evidence! The food was lovely and plentiful, and the service was perfectly judged. We loved everything about the hotel, and will definitely be back again.

Room Tip: We stayed in Acer, which we nicknamed the Red Room. It is a lovely room, with a great bathroom, and...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Mark C, Owner at Heddon's Gate Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2014

Thank you for your review. It was good to meet you both and Hoogo, the second Old English sheepdog to visit. He definitely loved the wood-burning stove in the bar. Thank you also for sharing your photo album with us.

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Reviewed May 3, 2014

We stayed only one night and everyone in the hotel at that date was there for the same reason: participants and supporters of the Coastal Trail race on Exmoor. Mark and Pat were amazingly welcoming and planned the evening meal and the breakfast round the need of the runners. As we all straggled back at different times at the end of the race they were there again with restoring cups of tea and cakes or even a simple lunch for those who wanted that.
The setting of the hotel is magical with fantastic walks in all directions. Definitely a hotel to recommend!

Room Tip: The Oak room was lovely!
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Mark C, Owner at Heddon's Gate Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2014

We were amazed at the popularity of the Endurance Life event and, since we regularly WALK different sections of the South West Coast Path, we were full of admiration for anybody running! You had one of the longest journeys for the event too - all the way from France! Nous souhaitons avoir le plaisir de vous revoir .

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Address: Heddons Gate Hotel Martinhoe | Heddon Valley, Martinhoe, Exmoor National Park EX31 4PZ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Exmoor National Park > Martinhoe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Martinhoe
Price Range: $132 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A recently refurbished Exmoor Country House Hotel hidden at the end of a private drive, superbly situated on the slopes of the wooded Heddon Valley. Spacious en suite bedrooms, full bar, comfortable lounges and sunny terraces. Excellent dinners and good wine list. The area is outstandingly beautiful, and is a walker's paradise. Car trips are also rewarding, with beauty spots, gardens, houses and interesting shops within easy reach. Escape, relax and indulge at Heddon's Gate. ... more   less 
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