There are many reasons why we enjoy running The Old Rectory Hotel, including the stunning Exmoor location, the bountiful gardens and working with our loyal team to create a welcoming place to stay. However, our greatest pleasure is meeting so many interesting people. It is a joy to greet returning guests who come back as old friends, and to offer new visitors the chance to relax and enjoy our peaceful surroundings and warm hospitality.
How quickly time passes and now, in our sixth year, we are proud of how the place has evolved over the years into the wonderful boutique hotel we have today. Restoration and refurbishments of the house and gardens have continued apace and the fabulous new Orangery, built last year to replace the rather dilapidated Vinery, has been a huge hit.
Earlier this year we were absolutely delighted and thrilled to have been awarded the title of 'Best Small Hotel in England 2014' from VisitEngland (as well as Gold Awards for 'Best Small Hotel in Devon' and 'Best Small Hotel in the South West'). On top of that we received the Good Hotel Guide Cesar Award - for Devon Hotel of the Year 2014. Not bad for a couple of corporate-escapees and hotel novices! We are also particularly proud of our Tripadvisor award for Excellent Service based on the kind words of our customers.
We hope that you will make yourself at home here - perhaps hunker down in the new Orangery with a book or board game or enjoy a quiet drink in our idyllic Garden before tucking into fantastic local food in our Dining Room. There are many wonderful walks nearby and we're happy to offer advice on where to go and what to see and do in and around Exmoor National Park and North Devon.
On behalf of everyone here, we really look forward to welcoming you to The Old Rectory Hotel and wonderful unspoilt Exmoor.
Huw and Sam