Exmoor National Park

Our Location

Idyllically situated within Exmoor National Park, The Old Rectory is surrounded by National Trust land. We are only 500 yards from the coastal path with majestic views of the highest hog-backed cliffs in Britain and across the Bristol Channel towards Wales.

There are many delightful walks to local beauty spots including Woody Bay and Heddon's Mouth. You can also visit the Valley of the Rocks, Watersmeet and the unique cliff railway from Lynton to Lynmouth, with its picturesque harbour. Bird watching, fishing and horse riding can all be enjoyed in the vicinity.

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There are a number of routes to get to us - the coastal A39 from Minehead has fabulous scenery but is a very slow road and will add at least 45 minutes to your journey. The fastest (although not most direct route) is as follows:

  1. Leave M5 at Junction 27 (Tiverton)
  2. From roundabout Take A 361 North signed Barnstaple
  3. Follow A361 for aprox 20 miles to South Molton
  4. North of South Molton at roundabout, turn right onto A399 - signed Ilfracombe
  5. Take A399 for aprox 10 miles to Blackmore Gate
  6. Turn Right onto A39 - signed Lynton & Lynmouth
  7. Pass 2 Parracombe turnings
  8. After aprox 3 miles turn left at Woody Bay Station to Martinhoe and Woody Bay
  9. Straight on through crossroads to T junction - the sea will be straight in front of you
  10. Turn left to Martinhoe and the Hotel is on the right after ¼ mile

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