About Us

The Tumbling Weir is a small thatched hotel, converted from a 17th Century cottage, nestling between the River Otter and its mill stream. Lynn and Paul Thurgate welcome you to their picturesque, family owned and run hotel, for a comfortable and relaxing stay in a very tranquil, rural setting, away from traffic noise and street lights. If you are looking for an overnight stay, a gourmet break, a quiet room on a business trip or somewhere to meet up with family and friends, the Tumbling Weir Hotel is the perfect location in which to relax, entertain and dine. Set in nearly an acre of beautiful, mature gardens with unusual plants, overlooking fields and the River Otter. The Hotel is within easy reach of the M5 and is close to Exeter, its airport and the coast. Historic Ottery St Mary is just a few minutes walk. We look forward to welcoming you to our friendly family hotel, Lynn and Paul Thurgate

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Charming Retreat

"The Tumbling Weir is a charming retreat in the center of Ottery St. Mary, one step from the park. The staff are very friendly, the rooms comfortable and quiet, and the gardens lovely for relaxing with a drink in the evening. I have stayed there several times over the past 10 years and have never been disappointed. The breakfast is fantastic."

Mr. Neil O\'Reilly - 2016-06-20

Wonderful hotel - an excellent place to explore Devon

"We had a wonderful three days here last week. The room was lovely – a comfortable bed, plenty of room for clothes and a pleasant bathroom with fantastic towels: all looking over a very pretty garden. Breakfast was excellent with home made jam and marmalade and dinner was a superb choice of food on each evening. The service throughout was friendly and extremely efficient. We had enjoyed our stay when we came before about three years ago and, as then, we were very lucky with the weather; it was pleasing to see that the high standards had been maintained. We shall certainly revisit. The only downside is the entrance to the hotel: however, this looks as if it will shortly improve as the factory next door is being turned into accommodation. Don’t let this put you off at all – this is a good centre to explore Devon and Dorset and the hotel itself is not to be missed!"

Mr. Beverley Wragg - 2016-06-14

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Twin En-suite Room (inc. Breakfast)

Large room with bath and shower. Has facility to put in maximum of 2 Z bed for children up to 12 years , at a cost of £10.00 per child. To book these extra beds, please contact the hotel directly.

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Single Bed En-suite Room (inc. Breakfast)

A single bed in a small room with en-suite shower.

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Double En-suite Room (inc. Breakfast)

bath and shower

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Contact Details

Tumbling Weir Hotel & Restaurant
Canaan Way
Ottery St. Mary
EX11 1AQ
Tel: 01404 812 752