The Old Rectory Reviews

10/10 - The house was immaculate, we never realised that the caretaker Pete lived in the house as well so made us conscious with the children on the first night not to make too much noise. Pete (the caretaker) was very informative and gave us full instructions on the dos and don'ts with the running of the house. (Very nice man). We felt like we'd won the lottery living in such wonderful surroundings! What a view! We used the gas barbecue and hot tub. Kitchen facilities were second to none! Outstanding!!! If we could all afford it we'd be back like a shot to celebrate another family members big birthday! Thank you so much. - Bulpitt 

10/10 - Lovely feel to the whole place. Beautifully decorated and lots of nice touches with toiletries and robes provided. I personally loved the kitchen, it had everything and more to cater and cook for our group of 20, perhaps a few more bar stools would have been nice as everyone always congregates in the kitchen. Games room with table tennis and snooker was well used and enjoyed and as we had such great weather, the garden boules provided a lot of fun. Group of 20 and no grumbles from anyone, what more can I say except that we would love to return next year. We took the Steam Train from Watchet to Minehead. The trip was enjoyed by all age groups from 7 year old to 89 year old. - Johns 

10/10 - The house is brilliant in all respects. Loved all the facilities and used every one fully. Maybe better broadband, but who cares when you’re on holiday! - Marsden

10/10 - We all had an amazing stay!! It’s a beautiful house which was immaculately clean!! And had a very nice reception when we arrived!! - Graham 

9/10 - The stay was perfect and the property was very well maintained and of a high standard. No suggestions for changes. We took the Steam Train ride along the coast from Watchet to Minehead- Anderson

10/10 - My daughter liked the trampoline* best and I like the hot tub and real fire. It’s a really lovely house with a great view.- Beegan
*The trampoline has been removed as of Oct 2023

9/10 - Was absolutely fantastic but would have liked sockets near a mirror in our room for drying/styling hair and others said the same. Otherwise really couldn’t fault. - Atkinson

10/10 - We all had a lovely time, the Old Rectory is a beautiful house, very clean and it was well equipped with everything we needed. We were there for a long weekend to celebrate an 80th birthday, so we didn't go out. - Coleman

10/10 - We had a wonderful New Years break with 13 adults and 8 children ranging from 10 weeks to 6 years old. The house lay out and room sizes were amazing. It would have been nice to have TVs in the rooms so we could have more private time but the house provided everything we needed. If an indoor pool was ever on the horizon we would be back all the time. It was just the perfect place for us to spend NY. - Mawbey Family -

10/10 - The house was fantastic we had an amazing time. Dunster is worth a visit! - Palmer Family

10/10 - Amazing property, fantastic service which has left us with so many beautiful memories - truely blessed! - Stephens Party 

10/10 - Excellent. We'd recommend days out to: Somerset Steam TrainDunster Castle, beach at WatchetLynton & Lynmouth. For those who like ‘interesting driving’ don’t forget the toll road drives through Porlock private estate woodlands. - Lashmar Family 

10/10 - The Old Rectory was the perfect spacious house for families holidaying together. We all loved the hot tub. The house also had great play equipment for the children, indoors and out. We visited West Somerset Railwayand Dunster Castle and village. Booking through sleeps12 was an easy experience and when I emailed a couple of time with questions I received replies very quickly. I would recommend sleeps12 to others. - Marshall Family

10/10 - The house was beautifully prepared for us. Gayla Stewart prepared a delicious celebration meal for us. We visited Dunster Castle and working mill (in operation on Wednesdays), Fyne Court National Trust (free admission - nice walks and tea room), Fossil beaches at Warren Bay and East Quantoxhead during our stay.  - White Family 

9/10 - The games room was well used and the living rooms were really beautiful and well furnished. The kids missed a swimming pool but the fabulous games room and outdoor space made up for it. A great holiday.- Johnson Family 

10/10 - All fabulous. An outside shower next to the hot tub would be helpful. We went to Afternoon Tea at Chantry in Kilve. - lovely. - Slate Family

10/10 - Everything was perfect. - Sands 

10/10 - Loved the facilities for children, happy children equal happy adults. Lots of bathrooms with lovely towels and toiletries. Hot tub was a huge success. Gorgeous views added to our enjoyment. We visited Dunster Castle, Somerset Railway, Cleeve Abbey, Cider Farm (for little children and adults who like cider!) - Naudi 

10/10 - We had such a lovely time in such a beautiful house and location, only wish we had more time to explore the surrounding areas. Thank you for being so accommodating regarding the activities brought to the venue. - Deniro

9/10 - We had a really awesome time staying in The Old Rectory, what a lovely property finished to a very high standard and in such great condition! The hot tub, table tennis/pool table and the huge baths were group favourites! All the little touches made our stay really special i.e. the bath robes, toiletries, milk in the fridge and the well equipped kitchen! I'd like to say a special thank you for arranging the additional mattress for us and helping me out with my Tesco delivery when I arrived. A country walk starting in Kilve and circling along by the coast. The coastline is not to be missed, very impressive. - Caddle 

10/10 - The house and grounds were all amazing, we had 12 adults and 5 children and found the layout of the house just perfect. We were celebrating our Mum and Dads diamond wedding anniversary, so we had ages from 1 to 81! We will definitely go back! It was everything and more, just the most perfect weekend and memories to cherish.  - The Midwinter Family

10/10 - Photos don't do it justice especially the space, kitchen and hot tub. Host was very lovely and couldn't do enough for us. Property has been restored and furnished to the highest possible standard - Stevens

10/10 - We have stayed at a lot of places and The Old Rectory is the nicest one ever. Extremely clean and spacious. Everything Fabulous. - Collaton

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