10/10 - Much to see in the area leaving still more to see another occasion. All 18 of us enjoyed a trouble-free holiday. - Allton - August 2019

9/10 - We enjoyed using all the facilities at the property, including the hot tub, games room and the children's play area. There was plenty of space for people to do their own thing, and come together for meals. All our group of various ages went to Dunster Castle and met up there for lunch, which was enjoyed by all. - Turner - July 2019

8/10 - It was really helpful to have our food shopping received at the property and put away for us as we were delayed due to traffic. Really enjoyed having the hot tub and children's play equipment. We can recommend Porlock Weir for lunch by the sea, Dunster Castle, Paddleboarding on Wimbleball lake. - Kirkness - July 2019

10/10 - Lovely house, just right for our party of 19. Playroom was fully equipped to keep the young ones entertained. - Lakhman - June 2019

10/10 - We loved the multiple living areas, which meant there was space for everyone to do as they pleased. Our party ranged from 2-70 years so worked really well. The bedrooms were all a great size and the whole property was immaculate. The views from the bedrooms were lovely and the myriad period features in the house were wonderful. The house has been renovated beautifully. We cooked on one night and did feel there was a lack of "nice" serving dishes, resorting to Pyrex bowls. We also couldn't find any serving spoons. Incredibly minor points that did not detract, merely mentioning for owners. The kitchen was otherwise very well stocked. A family member with a toddler also mentioned that small gates in courtyard to prevent children going up the stairs or round to the front of the property would be convenient. The owners were lovely and struck a perfect balance of being discreet and on hand. We would absolutely recommend this house to others. - Dickson - June 2019

10/10 - The beautiful house with the view over the Bristol Channel, the company and the superb weather. What more could we ask for. - Beament - May 2019

10/10 - Enjoyed the spaciousness and quality of fittings at the Old Rectory. The hot tub and the games room were well used.The owner Kevin was friendly and helpful. I can think of nothing that would have made our stay any better. We visited WatchetKilve beachLynton and Lynmouth via cliff railway and Porlock toll road. - Bridge - April 2019

9/10 - A delightful property with plenty of amenities, especially enjoyed the snooker table. - Roberts - May 2019

9/10 - Lovely setting and sea views. Large comfortable rooms. The reason it’s not 10 out of 10 - just a few niggles like a badly sticking bedroom door. The owner was great and very willing to put things right for us. We visited Dunster and it’s castle. West Somerset railway. - Harrison - May 2019

10/10 - We were blown away by the house, the owners were very helpful and made our stay very comfortable. We enjoyed the Chantry Tea Gardens and walking along the cliffs. - Osborne - April 2019

9/10 - The house is very spacious and the bathrooms are exceptional - we had a fabulous stay. The setting is also lovely - the views would have been wonderful if it were not for the clouds during our stay! We also loved the hot tub, gardens & kids play area. Had a lovely and easy walk in the Quantocks - Bicknoller Hill is only 5 minutes drive from the house, although a steep and narrow drive up! Note - Porlock Weir is several minutes drive from Porlock village - we made that mistake! Also check tide times as the Weir is pretty disappointing when the tide is out, as other than a pub and a couple of small shops there's nothing much there! - Da Gama - April 2019

9/10 - We visited St. Audries Bay - Waterfalls on to the beach. Kilve Beach & Cliff top walk. Kings Wood, Ramscombe - streams, picnic benches & pine trees. The property could do with another cooker/oven. - Foster - March 2019

8/10 - Good points were: The size of the rooms and bathrooms was amazing. The number and size of the reception rooms was fantastic to allow the whole group to either sit together or seperately as required. Size of the kitchen was perfect to accommodate everyone. Bad points - The dishwashers were worn and didn’t easily accomodate the glassware provided in the house. There wasn’t really enough fridge and freezer space. The hoover didn’t really work. We had to rearrange the furniture to fit everyone around the dining table. - Willsher - March 2019

10/10 - We have a fantastic time. A few of our party visited nearby Watchet and Minehead, would thoroughly recommend a trip to either. - Selway - February 2019

10/10 - We loved the style of The Old Rectory with the large bedrooms and well appointed bathrooms. The downstairs area was perfect for our family of 17 from age 3 to 93 - a good selection of rooms and the bonus of real woodburners to make it cosy. With the stunning views from the front bedroom windows of the sea and St. Audries church it was very picturesque. We drove to Kilve Beach and looked for fossils. Also we had Birds Hill Days come and teach archery one morning. It was brilliant and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the activity. - Stringer - February 2019

10/10 - The house was spotlessly clean and furnished beautifully. The beds were very comfortable. The kitchen well equipped. The hot tub very welcoming. We can recomend walking the hills. - Bryars - February 2019

10/10 - The house is extremely spacious, spotlessly clean and well fitted out through out, the owners obviously care about their property. The kitchen was great for cooking large meals. Pete was there if needed but not at all intrusive. A perfect house for a large group. Kilve Beach for fossil hunting, Dunster Castle. We also rented mountain bikes from Pompys Cycles who delivered. - Roberts - December 2018

10/10 - It was like living in a good country house hotel without the staff. Just perfect for our family of 20. For those interested in history Cleeve Abbey. Dunster Castle is ok but a bit limited. Exmoor is stunning and so are the Quantocks on the doorstep. St Audries Waterfall on the foreshore is very difficult to reach. You either walk a mile east or west to a caravan park and locate steps down to the sea. Only go at low tide. - Tompkins - October 2018

10/10 - We stayed at the Old Rectory for a surprise 30th birthday and had an incredible time from start to finish. First pulling up to the house was a real 'WOW' moment, and waking up in the morning to such amazing views was just wonderful. The rooms were fantastic, really spacious and comfortable with mostly en suites. The hot tub and games room got a lot of use and the living rooms were spacious enough to fit us all comfortably. We would definitely recommend the Old Rectory to others and thank you very much for having us. Hopefully see you again soon! - Mavers - October 2018

10/10 - The house was beautiful - and soo clean! Really was a spectacle going up the drive for everyone who stayed. It also had everything we could need - really appreciated the welcome pack of milk, tea, coffee and the mini shower gels, shampoos and conditioners in each room! Perfect weekend stay! - Curtis - October 2018

10/10 - The house was brilliant and had everything we needed. - Hewitt - September 2018

10/10 - We had a great time and the rooms were very spacious with lots of different areas to gather. The kitchen was great and we found everything we needed for cooking a meal on both nights for all of us. Thank you for a great stay! We did a lovely walk over the Quantocks to Holford. - Cashmore - August 2018

8/10 - We were very grateful for the help throughout the week from Pete the manager. He was there when you needed him and otherwise not seen. Always upbeat and optimistic with easy answers to problems. Made a considerable difference to have him around. The rooms were excellent: we actually needed more twin bedded rooms for our grandchildren but we managed. Kitchen extensive and well equipped. Playroom well equipped for all ages of grandchild as there was an x-box and lego of all types. Games room had table tennis and snooker and the garden a trampoline and climbing frame in excellent condition. Big tub a great success. Wi-fi variable but I expect that is the local provision not that of the house. Several of us had to keep up with work from afar and the variableness not easy to cope with. we would have given it 10 if it had had an indoor swimming pool and then the pebbly nature of the beaches would not have mattered so much. We had a good day going on the steam train from Watchet to Dunster Castle with a picnic it was excellent. Nice browsing in Dunster shops. Good walk along the coastal path from Kilve beach. - Phillips - August 2018

10/10 - We loved the layout of the house and gardens. All very well designed for smooth running. It was great to play table tennis with my sons and the games room was well used. The children loved the accessible playroom. We could have done with a rubber mat in the shower to stop slipping and maybe a handle to hold on to. Great kitchen but maybe more children's plates/bowls/beakers would have been useful. We enjoyed staying in the gardens and the children, aged 1-11 loved the apparatus and just playing together in the big house. The adults loved the hot tub and chilling out! Our only trip out was to Blue Harbour beach and as it is stony and the water muddy I would not recommend it. - Knight - August 2018

9/10 - Good size house, well maintained. Some small niggles: sensor lights in the hallway were annoying and not practical with small children and sleep routines. Dishwasher was temperamental in the kitchen. Trampoline netting should be fixed so that this is safer for children. Check out time for the last day at 10am was reasonable but with people arriving from 8am this did make us feel a little rushed and slightly infringed on our personal space on the last morning. - Wolfenden - August 2018

9/10 - Lovely house and recommend Gayla Stewart coming to cater at the house. Amazingly we can’t think of any improvements needed! We visited Tropiquaria and can recommend for a day out. - Wolstencroft - July 2018

9/10 - The outside seating provision was disappointing. It was impossible to sit 19 guests for a BBQ and there were no loungers provided. However, the children enjoyed the play equipment. As we ate in every night a second fridge and larger freezer would have been a bonus. A television in some of the bedrooms would have been nice. But overall the house was lovely, very spacious and in a beautiful location. - Pine - July 2018

8/10 - Provide: Hangers in bedrooms for clothes. A dishwasher that works. Top floor shower that has some water pressure. - Richter - July 2018

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