There are many reasons why we enjoy running The Old Rectory Hotel, including the stunning Exmoor location, the bountiful acres of gardens and working with our loyal team of 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, stunning surroundings, great food and warm hospitality.
How quickly time passes and now, in our fourteenth year here, we are overjoyed by how the place has evolved over the years into the much loved boutique hotel we have today. Restoration and refurbishments of the house and our glorious gardens continue as ever, which we hope you will enjoy when you come and stay.
Over the years we have been here, we have received many prestigious awards, which include Best Small Hotel in England from Visit England. We were thrilled to have been awarded “Best Small and Intimate Property” by Conde Naste Johansens in recognition of our longevity and continuous excellent customer service. We have also been recognised by Travellers’ Review Website Tripadvisor and have been listed in the Top 25 Most Romantic Hotels in the World and also the Best 25 Small Hotels in the UK in the Travellers Choice. An amazing result, as it is based on feedback from our customers, who are at the heart of everything we do.
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 The Hollowbrook 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.