"Fabulous setting, great hosts and the little extra touches made it absolutely brilliant."

Mrs P. Crawford, June 2010

"Wonderful welcome, wonderful place. Every need met with astonishing attention to detail. A truly luxurious stay." 
Stephen & Betsy
Sept 2010

"The accommodation
was like having a suite in a hotel. Service was excellent and we were made to feel vey much at home."
David & Raye
April 2011

"Thank you for your superb hospitality. Our stay was everything we hoped for and more." 
Phil & Katy
July 2011

"11++ out of 10!  Thank you for a much-needed, restful weekend. Our accommodation and the quality of breakfast far exceeded our expectations; indeed that of any B & B. Your welcome, warmth and kindness were second to none."
Tony & Alyson
July 2011





The Old Vineyard is an individual, architect-designed house sitting in 1/3 of an acre of garden in the small village of Merton. It is off the main road and has extensive views over open farm/parkland. The house was built in 2006/7 of local stone, slate and wood and blends very sympathetically with the surrounding environment. The property incorporates several “green” features, including uprated insulation and heating via a ground-source heat pump.

Meals are served in our large conservatory and we are happy to cater to your tastes – from the traditional “full English” to a lighter alternative. Wherever possible we source our ingredients locally including fresh produce from our own garden when in season. 


We can offer secure storage for cycles/golf clubs/fishing tackle etc, and off-road parking. Please feel free to give us a call to discuss any particular requirements you may have. It is our aim to provide you with  comfortable, relaxed  accommodation during your stay. 


    Rooms are en-suite, with a large airy conservatory
                         for dining and relaxing.

                                     Our tariff:

                    £30.00 pppn double occupancy

                    £45.00 pn single occupancy


We are not able to take credit/debit cards
but cheques with guarantee card or cash are accepted

Judi & Trevor Higton
The Old Vineyard

Merton Okehampton


EX20 3DS

Tel: 01805 603325

email: jtt@downeshouse.freeserve.co.uk 

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