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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Excellent and restful stay

"We selected this hotel from the web, and our initial impressions from the road entrance down the narrow lane were less than positive. However, the welcome was warm, bed very comfortable, food excellent and staff friendly and helpful."

Mr. Jeffery Mableson - 2016-04-22

Highly Recommended

"If you like peace and quiet, good food, a comfy bed, a sparkling clean bathroom, good quality linen, a pretty garden full of birdlife and pleasant, unobtrusive staff this charming little hotel is for you. We came here for a family Diamond Wedding lunch party for 40 and were immediately impressed with the well cooked and presented food and good service. The quiet location and large garden made me think what a lovely wedding reception venue this would be. We stayed the night and although our room was on the small side it had everything we needed and the cleanest hotel bathroom I\'ve ever seen. I appreciated the good-quality curtains, generous supply of tea, coffee (including de-caff), 2 sachets of hot choc and tasty biscuits. We ate a hot cooked breakfast (as opposed to the lukewarm breakfasts we seem to get most of the time elsewhere), sitting at a table covered in crisp white linen. If the jam and marmalade wasn\'t homemade I\'d like to know what brand it was and we felt well looked after and a bit more special than in a Premier Inn or similar hotel chain. Don\'t be put off by the narrow entrance off the road and unmade car park you have to cross before reaching the hotel - it\'s a little gem!"

Howard Newton - 2016-04-13

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A Selection Of Our Rooms

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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