The Old Rectory stands in 3 acres of colourful, sheltered gardens that are the pride and joy of the owners. The gardens include a small maze and a duck pond. The hotel is surrounded by National Trust Land in Exmoor National Park and is just a short walk from the coastal path. The Old Rectory was built in the 1800s for the rector of Martinhoe's 11th century church.
Gardens to visit while staying at The Old Rectory include Dunster Castle Garden (25 miles), Marwood Hill Garden (16 miles) and Arlington Court Garden (10 miles).