Rectory House

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 5
Oliver Approved

Overview

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Whether you're the outdoorsy type, a coastal buff, or merely scouting out your next UK jaunt, Rectory House should fair first on your list. For starters, it holds an enviable location in North Devon, nestled within the quaint village of Berrynarbor. Closeby to all the major regional attractions and on the doorstep of Exmoor National Park, the house makes the perfect base for those wanting to explore and run wild among nature's riveting playground.

Rectory House is situated at the end of a long sweeping driveway, with privacy at the very forefront of the house's offering. The former rectory also boasts fantastic entertaining spaces, a cosy kitchen and three large reception rooms with high ceilings and elegant interiors - the perfect venue for a family get-together or reunion. A quick descent from the ground floor will reveal the basement area, where a full sized pool table and bar are found - it's the ultimate indulgence.

On the first floor, there are seven bedrooms, five doubles and two twins accommodating up to fourteen guests. Here you won't have to worry about scouting out the best room as all doubles boast fantastic countryside views. Also on this level are three family bathrooms and two separate shower rooms, meaning you'll never be umming and ahhing about not being first in the mornings.

While the interior with its high ceiling and chandeliers impresses, the landscaped gardens are equally dramatic. The 1.8-acre plot enjoys a private swimming pool, an outdoor summer house complete with changing facilities. While the kids will enjoy making a splash in the pool, the adults can relish their morning coffee on the terrace whilst enjoying the tranquil surroundings.

Please note: A selection of regional images are included in the photo gallery for this house

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What you should know…

  • The local pub is reachable on foot, however, a car will be needed to reach a wider range of local amenities
  • The closest beach is Combe Martin, which is a half an hour walk away, however as this is a largely shingle beach, we recommend driving to other nearby beaches.
  • Please note that the lead booker must be over 30 and that single-sex groups and stag & hen dos will not be accepted

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Internet BBQ Cable TV Table Football Pool/Snooker

Ground Floor
- Sitting Room with access to conservatory
- Family Room
- Reception Room
- Dining room with dining facilities and fireplace
- Kitchen with oven, hob, Aga, fridge freezer and dishwasher
- Conservatory with access to gardens
- Study

Basement

- Bar
- Darts
- Pool table
- Table football

First Floor
- Bedroom 1 with double bed
- Bedroom 2 with double bed
- Bedroom 3 with double bed
- Bathroom
- Bedroom 4 with double bed
- Bedroom 5 with double bed
- Bathroom
- Shower room
- Bedroom 6 with twin beds
- Bathroom
- Shower room
- Bedroom 7 with twin beds

Exterior Grounds
- Swimming pool (heated from the 1st of May - weather dependent)
- Summer house with changing facilities, WC and walk in shower
- Patio with decked entertaining area
- Dining facilities
- Vegetable garden
- Trampoline
- Landscaped gardens (approx. 1.8 acres)

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Laundry facilities
- Parking

*Please note that Rectory House cannot provide additional extra beds.

Location

About the surrounding area of Rectory House
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Horse Riding Historical Sites
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Rectory House holds a marvellous location within the popular North Devon region, close to handy local amenities, beautiful countryside and the wonderful coastline. Situated in the village of Berrynarbor, a community shop and two pubs are within walking distance.

The town of Barnstaple, the largest in North Devon, is just twenty-five minutes away and offers a wider selection of amenities. Guests of the property are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches with a fantastic range just a short journey away, including the award winning beach of Woolacombe, just twenty minutes away by car. Croyde and Putsborough are half an hour away. There are a selection of enjoyable walks in the area, including Valley of the Rocks, Watermeet and Hunter's Inn, all a short drive away.

For those who are eager to experience fine dining, at Michelin Star standard, with a beautiful view of a harbour; a short drive to Ilfracombe means you can enjoy both. So make sure to book a table at Damian Hirst’s restaurant, The Quay! For keen golfers, Saunton Golf Club, which is regarded as one of the best courses in the UK, is also just half an hour away.

Local Amenities
Nearest Town/City Barnstaple

(16.7km)

Nearest Village Berrynarbor
Nearest Shop Berrynarbor
Nearest Bar/Pub Berrynarbor

(100m)

Nearest Beach Broadsands

(Walking Distance)

Nearest Golf Ilfracombe

(1.5km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

This is magnificent property is an exceptional location to celebrate a special occasion or simply hangout with the whole family. Offering wonderful onsite facilities such as a large outside swimming pool, den with table football, pool table and dart. As well as board games and plenty of children’s books available in the library.

Outside children can take in the marvellous sight and sounds of nature as the property backs onto Nation Trust Land! Sightings of wild deer, rabbits and birds of prey are a regular treat for guests.

Children can have a fun day out at Watermouth family theme park and castle, Exmoor Zoo or the stunning beach at Woolacombe

Nearby Kid's Activities
- The Tarka Trail
- Lydford Gorge, near Tavistock
- Exmoor Zoo, Barnstaple
- Lynton and Lynmouth
- Tunnels Beaches, Ilfracombe
- Woolacombe beach
- Arlington Court, near Barnstaple
- The Big Sheep, Bideford

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Horse Riding
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Trampoline
  • Board games
  • Children's books
  • Heated Pool
  • Table Football
  • Pool/Snooker

Services Available

  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Maid Service Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Event information

Rectory House makes a wonderful venue for an intimate wedding reception or blessing ceremony. Nestled on the doorstep of the Exmoor National Park, the tranquil grounds make a beautiful backdrop for the photographs you will treasure forever.

Wedding Reception
A reception with up to 60 people could be hosted at this house with a hired marquee in the grounds. Smaller groups up to 30 could be seated in the dining room with the hire of extra furniture. Music could play until 10pm at this house.
 
Wedding Ceremony

A ceremony with up to 60 people could take place either on the pool terrace, on a large paved area in the grounds or in a hired marquee.
The venue isn’t licenced to hold legal ceremonies.

Where to Stay
Up to 14 people could sleep on-site. Nearby, all other guests could find accommodation in the same village – walking distance, in a range of local accommodation and B&Bs. The owners can supply details of local transportation firms.

Wedding Planning
The house manager can help recommend suppliers for most event needs and assist where possible. The manager can also suggest a wedding planner or the client may provide their own.

Catering
The house manager can suggest a caterer for the event or the client may provide their own.

Other information
House welcomes small, relaxed, family-gathering-style events. No dancing or late music. Extra fee depends on event. Minimum stay 7 nights for event booking.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

 ***Please note: As the property is located in a valley the noise can very easily travel to the neighbouring houses. Please be mindful and respectful of the local residents during your stay by limiting all outside noise after 10.00 pm***

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £500 credit card authorisation required. It is refunded in full subject to a damage inspection on departure.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in rental price
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 3-night minimum stay
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking allowed
Pets welcome? No pets allowed at the property under any circumstances
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in rental price
Other Ts and Cs The lead booker must be over the age of 30
Other 2 Please note that single-sex groups and stag & hen do's WILL NOT be accepted at this property

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 23rd 2019 - May 25th 2019 £2,204 £2,661 £3,118 £3,763
May 25th 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 - - - £5,375
Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 £2,204 £2,661 £3,118 £4,032
Jun 29th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 - - - £4,300
Jul 13th 2019 - Jul 20th 2019 £3,010 £3,467 £3,924 £5,375
Jul 20th 2019 - Aug 30th 2019 - - - £5,375
Aug 30th 2019 - Oct 19th 2019 - - - £3,763
Oct 19th 2019 - Oct 26th 2019 - - - £4,300
Oct 26th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 £1,935 £2,392 £2,849 £3,225
Dec 21st 2019 - Dec 28th 2019 - - - £5,375
Dec 28th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - - - £5,375
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 21st 2020 £1,935 £2,392 £2,849 £3,225
Mar 21st 2020 - Apr 3rd 2020 - - - £5,375
Apr 3rd 2020 - May 23rd 2020 £2,204 £2,661 £3,118 £3,763
May 23rd 2020 - May 30th 2020 - - - £5,375
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 £2,204 £2,661 £3,118 £4,032
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 - - - £4,300
Jul 11th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020 - - - £5,375
Jul 18th 2020 - Aug 28th 2020 - - - £5,375
Aug 28th 2020 - Oct 17th 2020 - - - £3,763
Oct 17th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 - - - £4,300
Oct 24th 2020 - Nov 23rd 2020 £1,935 £2,392 £2,849 £3,225

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 23rd 2019 - May 25th 2019 €2,393 €2,850 €3,307 €4,086
May 25th 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 - - - €5,837
Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 €2,393 €2,850 €3,307 €4,378
Jun 29th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 - - - €4,670
Jul 13th 2019 - Jul 20th 2019 €3,269 €3,726 €4,183 €5,837
Jul 20th 2019 - Aug 30th 2019 - - - €5,837
Aug 30th 2019 - Oct 19th 2019 - - - €4,086
Oct 19th 2019 - Oct 26th 2019 - - - €4,670
Oct 26th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 €2,102 €2,558 €3,015 €3,502
Dec 21st 2019 - Dec 28th 2019 - - - €5,837
Dec 28th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - - - €5,837
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 21st 2020 €2,102 €2,558 €3,015 €3,502
Mar 21st 2020 - Apr 3rd 2020 - - - €5,837
Apr 3rd 2020 - May 23rd 2020 €2,393 €2,850 €3,307 €4,086
May 23rd 2020 - May 30th 2020 - - - €5,837
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 €2,393 €2,850 €3,307 €4,378
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 - - - €4,670
Jul 11th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020 - - - €5,837
Jul 18th 2020 - Aug 28th 2020 - - - €5,837
Aug 28th 2020 - Oct 17th 2020 - - - €4,086
Oct 17th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 - - - €4,670
Oct 24th 2020 - Nov 23rd 2020 €2,102 €2,558 €3,015 €3,502

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
May 23rd 2019 - May 25th 2019 $2,669 $3,126 $3,583 $4,557
May 25th 2019 - Jun 1st 2019 - - - $6,510
Jun 1st 2019 - Jun 29th 2019 $2,669 $3,126 $3,583 $4,882
Jun 29th 2019 - Jul 13th 2019 - - - $5,208
Jul 13th 2019 - Jul 20th 2019 $3,646 $4,102 $4,559 $6,510
Jul 20th 2019 - Aug 30th 2019 - - - $6,510
Aug 30th 2019 - Oct 19th 2019 - - - $4,557
Oct 19th 2019 - Oct 26th 2019 - - - $5,208
Oct 26th 2019 - Dec 21st 2019 $2,344 $2,801 $3,257 $3,906
Dec 21st 2019 - Dec 28th 2019 - - - $6,510
Dec 28th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 - - - $6,510
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 21st 2020 $2,344 $2,801 $3,257 $3,906
Mar 21st 2020 - Apr 3rd 2020 - - - $6,510
Apr 3rd 2020 - May 23rd 2020 $2,669 $3,126 $3,583 $4,557
May 23rd 2020 - May 30th 2020 - - - $6,510
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 $2,669 $3,126 $3,583 $4,882
Jun 27th 2020 - Jul 11th 2020 - - - $5,208
Jul 11th 2020 - Jul 18th 2020 - - - $6,510
Jul 18th 2020 - Aug 28th 2020 - - - $6,510
Aug 28th 2020 - Oct 17th 2020 - - - $4,557
Oct 17th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 - - - $5,208
Oct 24th 2020 - Nov 23rd 2020 $2,344 $2,801 $3,257 $3,906

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

How long have you owned the property?
2 Years

What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
 The location so close to the sea and the uninterrupted views across the valley

Are there any interesting stories in its history?  
As a Rectory built in 1868 we feel those walls could talk! The Neo Gothic style of architecture is wonderful to be surrounded by

Do you have a favourite room in the property?   
The conservatory which catches the evening light and has far reaching views

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?
Have drinks at sunset at Sandy Cove (15 minutes walk from the house) and have a massage from Susie at Hands on Stones in Combe Martin
Really eat? Have fresh crab at the harbour in Ilfracombe
Really see?  Walk the cliff path from the house towards Ilfracombe
 

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Reviews

  • What a find!

    Posted by Debbie on 03/07/2018

    Goodness what a find! Fantastic house and grounds. There for a long weekend and made such good use of the pool and our "pub" downstairs. Wanted to stay longer and hopefully will definitely be coming back. (*Mike was also very helpful with any queries we had.)

  • Thank you!

    Created on 02/07/2018

    We had a great weekend at Rectory House.

  • Thank you

    Created on 02/02/2018

    What a place to gather and celebrate. It has been wonderful to be in this amazing house in a beautiful location so close to the beach and more importantly pub!

  • So much better than the pictures!

    Created on 26/01/2018

    We were left totally speechless after our memorable stay. The house was so welcoming and the outdoor space was incredible we will defiantly be coming back in the summer

  • What a wonderful holiday!

    Created on 17/11/2017

    One of the most perfect country houses I ever had the pleasure of visiting. Lovely House and surroundings we had a lovely time with friends and will always remember

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