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 of local staff 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 eighth 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 continue as ever, which we hope you will enjoy when you come and stay.
Earlier this year we were absolutely delighted to have been awarded 'Best Romantic Hotel in Europe' and 'Second Best Small UK Hotel' by Tripadvisor. Amazing result as it is based on feedback from our customers, who are at the heart of everything we do. We were thrilled to have been awarded 'Old Favourite of the Year 2016' from Alistair Sawday in recognition of our longevity and continuous excellent customer service. Visit England awarded us Best Small Hotel in England in 2014' the Year 2014.
Not bad for a couple of corporate-escapees and hotel novices!
We hope that you will make yourself at home here - perhaps hunker down in our fabulous 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.