The Old Rectory Self Catering Accommodation
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The Old Rectory provides Self Catering Accommodation in a picturesque and peaceful spot overlooking the river Barle in Withypool in the heart of the Exmoor National Park.

Withypool has a good pub, a general store and Post Office, tearoom and Church. The Self Catering accommodation adjoins the Old Rectory with superb moorland views set in a two-acre garden with large lawn/barbecue and seating area.

Sleeping up to 4 people, The Old Rectory is a single storey building and is perfectly located as a base to explore Exmoor National Park and the adjoining area. Whether for walking, mountain biking, horse riding or just relaxing in this beautiful area and watching the wildlife from the accommodation.

Exmoor ponies
Exmoor Ponies

The Old Rectory is a five-minute walk to the Royal Oak Inn serving good food and local beers, the village shop and Post Office also supplies newspapers and most requirements.
There is also a little tearoom serving coffee, lunches and afternoon teas.
  The garden at The Old Rectory
The Garden at The Old Rectory


Sleeps 4 ( 1 double, 1 twin)

Modern kitchen, fully equipped with electric cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, washing machine and plenty of work surface.

Large lounge/diner with superb views over Exmoor countryside has TV and DVD player, electric log effect wood burner, comfortable furnishings and local guidebooks etc.

Both bedrooms are cosy and comfortable, double bedroom with en-suite toilet and wash hand basin. Twin bedroom adjoining bathroom. Newly refurbished bathroom with power shower and bath, bed linen & towels are provided.

Plenty of parking space. FREE WI_FI

Prices from £280.00 - £500.00 per week.

Short breaks available

The Old Rectory Self Catering Accommodation
The Old Rectory
The Lounge / Diner at The Old Rectory
Large Lounge / Diner
View from the garden
View from the Garden
Double Bedroom
Double Bedroom

Exmoor and things to do

The Old Rectory provides excellent self-catering accommodation in a lovely position overlooking the village of Withypool right in the heart of the Exmoor National Park in Somerset. There are many footpaths from Withypool, walkers are spoilt for choice, among them is a beautiful walk through woodland and fields beside the river barle to Tarr Steps, Tarr Steps is a famous clapper bridge spanning the river.

Also another picturesque walk to Landacre bridge this walk runs beside the river and across open moorland. There are many more walks located nearby. It is a perfect way to see the beautiful Exmoor countryside. The Two Moors way passes through the village, also the Coleridge Way can be reached within a short time.
Tarr Steps - Exmoor
The Tarr Steps
  Cricket in Winsford
Cricket in Winsford
There are many pretty villages within Exmoor National Park, Exford approx, 3miles, Exford has two pubs serving food, shops and village green with play area. Winsford approx, 4miles Winsford is a very pretty little village well known for the thatched houses and Royal Oak Inn, Winsford has a garage, shop, and Bridge Cottage Tea Rooms and Tea garden serving all homemade food. Winsford is also well known for the many bridges dotted throughout the village.

Dulverton approx. 7miles, Dulverton is a small town situated on the river Barle with a lovely selection of shops, antique shops, pubs, wine bar and cafes. Also South Molton approx. 12 miles a small market town with various markets held in the pannier market.  South Molton has the Quince honey farm open to the public.
  The Royal Oak at Winsford
The Royal Oak at Winsford

A lovely drive over the moors to Porlock and Porlock Weir possibly catching a glimpse of some red deer and Exmoor ponies, Porlock is a very pretty little village with interesting shops and lovely tearoom, Porlock Weir is a little fishing port and harbour on the North coast. Further along the coast are the lovely villages of Lynton and Lynmouth also known as Little Switzerland.

If you would like a trip to a beach the North coast (Woolacombe and Combe Martin) and South Coast (Exmouth) are about one hours drive.

Selworthy Church
Selworthy Church
  Porlock Weir
Porlock Weir


Exmoor Pony Centre
Local country shows, throughout the year
West Somerset Steam Railway
Dunster Castle
Many National Trust properties nearby.
Quince honey farm, South Molton.

Prices and Availability Contact
Rosie Strickland
TA24 7JQ

Tel: 01643851384

To obtain booking form click here»

In the centre of Withypool is the Royal Oak Inn; there is a minor road, that runs behind the inn. Take this road, 100metres you will see The Old Rectory sign on your left. Up the drive.

Exmoor Coastline
Exmoor Coastline
Exmoor Pony
Exmoor Pony

Tariff for 2017

23rd Dec to 6th Jan 2017 .                    £600.00
6th Jan  to 31st March £380.00
31st March  to 19th May £400.00
19th May to 21st July


21st  July to 1st Sept £540.00
1st Sept to 29th Sept £450.00
29th Sept to 8th Dec £400.00
8th Dec to 22nd Dec £580.00
22nd Dec to 5th Jan 2018 £620.00

Open all year - Non smoking

Terms and Conditions
Prices are per week and lets Friday to Friday
Short breaks are welcome
Please do not arrive before 3p.m.
To leave by 10.00a.m. on day of departure.

Children welcome
One well behaved dog is welcome - £15 per week
(by arrangement only)
O.F.C.H. and electricity are included in the price