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95% (655 member ratings) "A quintessentially English stay" -- Marie Claire

Bovey Castle

North Bovey, UK
  • The hotel recently had a £2 million refurbishment & the on-site spa was a finalist in The Good Spa Awards
  • Lots of traditional activities are included, such as falconry displays & croquet 
  • This is the only hotel in the country to offer LEGO room service during your stay

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95% (655 member ratings)

4.0Value for Money


North Bovey
Dartmoor National Park, Devon, TQ13 8RE
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Bovey Castle is set in extensive grounds within Dartmoor National Park and was used as a military hospital in World War II. The property was featured in Condé Nast Traveller's Gold List 2011 and won a VisitEngland Bronze Award in the Hotel of the Year category in 2012. 

The restaurant, spa and public spaces have just undergone a £2 million refurbishment and this luxurious baronial pile retains an intimate feel, with a combination of traditional country style and art deco furnishings -- warming fireplaces, cosy sofas and dark-wood panelling.

There are two restaurants: the glamorous Art Deco Great Western Restaurant (smart-casual dress required), which serves classic cuisine, and Smith's Brasserie which is named after WH Smith, who previously owned the private house. Think countryside views, roaring fires and cosy seating. We like the sound of the English pea soup, braised blade of Devonshire beef with carrots and red wine sauce, and the sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream. After dinner, sample one of the many whiskies at the traditional Oak Bar, or one of the 150 cocktails on the menu.

The rooms feature queen- or king-size beds and rich fabrics and have views of the valley, the golf course or the courtyard.

Other activities available (some with an extra charge) include sloe gin-making and cocktail-making classes, clay-pigeon shooting, horse riding, archery, rifle shooting, golf at the on-site 18-hole course and fly-fishing at the lake. Guests can take advantage of free croquet and tennis, or use the indoor swimming pool and fitness centre.

The hotel also has a spa, which was a finalist in The Good Spa Awards in 2012 and 2013. It has a sauna, steam room, gym and an indoor pool.

From the press:
  • "A quintessentially English stay" -- Marie Claire
  • "Children are treated like royalty" -- Condé Nast Traveller
  • "One of the most comfortable places in Dartmoor" -- The Daily Telegraph
by Kate Harden-England


  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Kids' club
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 3:00 PM. Minimum age required to check in: 18.


  • Standard checkout time: 11:00 AM.

Children and additional guests

  • Cot/crib and extra beds available on request free of charge for children under 4. Extra bed available on request at £30 per night for children up to the age of 14, including breakfast. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout. Cot/crib and extra bed only available in the Castle Rooms and upwards. There is no extra bed available for adults.


  • Pets are allowed on request (max 2 dogs) and will be charged at £25 per night per animal on checkout.


  • Bovey Castle adds a discretionary service fee to the following: 5% on accommodation, 12.5% on food & beverages, 10% on transport, 5% on spa, 5% on activities and 10% babysitting.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • There is a two-night minimum stay required over Bank Holidays. Christmas package and New Year's package only on December 24-26 and December 30 - January 1.

Getting there

The hotel is around a 45-minute drive from Exeter International Airport and 40 minutes by car from Exeter St David's Station. On-site parking is free.


  • North Bovey
  • Dartmoor National Park, Devon, TQ13 8RE
  • United Kingdom

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