A very friendly and welcoming home. The beds were very comfortable, there was an outdoor space and the kitchen was fully, fully equipped, a pity we were not able to to use it much during our short stay. Every detail is thought of. Mary Tavy was also lovely, with some great local footpaths, for Dartmoor though it was a bit westerly. We would have loved to stayed longer.
Breathtaking stay - like stepping back into the gloriousness of Jane Austen with every modern amenity - what could be better! You will instantly feel at home with all the little treats Miranda leaves for you and don't even get me started on the decor which is the best I've ever seen - the sleigh bed in particular is just divine! I could have stayed a week and more as the walks around that area are some of the best in the UK and it was so lovely to have plenty of outdoor space for me and my dog who also loved her stay. You won't regret spending the few more pennies for this slice of heaven I assure you - I have already recommended to family and friends. Don't think about it - book it!
We feel so lucky to have found this property . The accommodation is decorated to a very high and elegant yet comfortable standard . Our first visit was in July 2016. Miranda was more than helpful from the outset and assisted in securing our very last-minute booking for a one night stay . We were arriving later than expected so she made sure we had some provisions for the next days breakfast so we didn't have to stop to shop on our way. We visited again in October 2016. Our 8 year old dog was also made to feel very welcome at all times. Although Miranda was away at the time , she was always available to answer any e-mail queries very promptly. We were also able to have a later check out which ensured that we could enjoy our stay more and did not have to rush to leave. Our third visit most recently in June 2017 for my husband's birthday was also superb . This is the perfect place for a getaway. Treats of cream tea (scones , clotted cream,jam) await as well as prosecco & nibbles. The living room is cosy . There is a lovely kitchen with all mod cons and seating area. The bed is so comfortable and a long soak in the bath after a day out is essential!
The outside area is private and perfect for relaxing. The grounds are lush and ideal for a short stroll. The location is great with plenty of places to explore by foot . Lydford gorge is only a short drive away . The Elephants Nest Inn is a few minutes away with tasty food,nice atmosphere , beautiful garden and friendly attentive staff.
Miranda, Anthony and their family are genuinely kind, helpful and welcoming. All our stays have been brilliant. We highly recommend this property. The hosts are wonderful, the location and accommodation stunning. We hope you decide to stay at The Old Rectory and have as lovely a time as we always do. We can't wait for our next visit!
Miranda is the most perfect host and went above and beyond to make our stay so special. Great communication, absolutely beautiful property which is so tastefully decorated and all extras, iron, kitchen utensils etc. provided to make you feel so at home. Plus all the extra touches really made it - robes, Nespresso machines, fresh bread on arrival, just to name a few... will be recommending to friends and family and would love to return again to explore some more. Thank you so much.
My husband and son spent over a week in this beautifully presented spacious accommodation during winter Mid-term break. They cooked delicious meals in the well fitted kitchen, turned over laundry and enjoyed many restful hours by the log fire. Each slept brilliantly in their own comfortable and generously decorated bedroom. Miranda went out of her way to make the boys feel warmly welcome and was very understanding of their needs at all times.
In Summer, this would be an equally perfect place to stay as the gardens and patio area would be gorgeous to sit in and recover having explored the surrounding environ.