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The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • This former coaching house is set in 6 acres of gardens
  • The hotel sits alongside the River Taw & was made famous by Henry Williamson's novel Tarka the Otter
  • Try fishing, falconry, horse riding & shooting on site
  • Exmoor, Dartmoor & Exeter are all within an hour's drive

93% (153 Member Ratings)

"peace & quiet, no rush"
Apr 29, 2017
Ivybridge, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel is 25 miles from Exeter. Eggesford Station is just 200 metres down the road, or there is complimentary parking on site.

Rooms & Rates

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The Fox & Hounds Country House Hotel is set in the North Devon countryside. The renovated coaching inn is surrounded by six acres of picturesque grounds, close to the Tarka Trail. The hotel's gardens extend down to the River Taw, and the property offers a 5-mile stretch of salmon and trout fishing. There's also an on-site fishing school.

Exeter, Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks are all within easy reach by car, and it's a 25-minute drive to RHS Garden Rosemoor (open year round). Guests can try falconry, horse riding and shooting on site (charges apply), while DVD players and fishing equipment are available to hire (pre-booking advised), and bicycles can be rented at Barnstaple station.

The restaurant specialises in classic British cuisine using local Devonshire ingredients, and offers three local ciders and a number of real ales.

Rooms are spacious and furnished with antique French furniture. The rooms at the back overlook the garden with views of Heywood Forest and Eggesford Church. Pets and children are welcome (charges apply).



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly


  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • 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
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

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.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2:30pm. Minimum age required to check in: 16.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 10:30am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges apply as follows: £20 per night for children aged 11 and under, £40 per night for older children and adults. This includes breakfast. All other meals are charged as taken.
Cot/crib available on request, free of charge for children aged 2 and under.
Extra guests are only permitted in the Superior Room. Extra bed and cot available on request and in some Superior Rooms only.
The total price will reflect the extra charges based on the number of adults selected. If the extra guest is a child, please contact the hotel as soon as possible after booking to ensure you are charged the correct rate.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 per pet, per night on checkout.

Cancellation: 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.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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93% Positive
(153 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Fox and Hounds Country Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.2 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
It was the sort of place that tried to give the impression of being 5 stars but failed to carry it off it lots of little ways. It was OK but not enough to consider returning or recommending despite the deal.
Other Comments
I don't dislike dogs but would prefer them not to be in the restaurant. Bed was not as comfortable as it looked.
John May 12, 2017 Devizes, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent room, and very friendly staff. Very close to the local railway station giving easy access to Exeter, Exmouth and Barnstaple.
Other Comments
On the first morning the hot water was barely more than tepid and after a long wait for my breakfast, I found my poached eggs to be overcooked almost to the point of being inedible. After complaining to the waitress, I was offered fresh eggs, but did not have time to wait for them, so I went without. However, on the second ,morning, the water was hot, and my breakfast was excellent.
Chris Apr 29, 2017 Milford Haven, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
peace & quiet, no rush
Patricia Apr 29, 2017 Ivybridge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The friendly, helpful staff
Other Comments
Food was excellent and the hotel was really clean.
Jacqueline Apr 28, 2017 Hereford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
great room and good food
Roger Apr 28, 2017 Oxhill, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely setting
Kathryn Apr 28, 2017 Evesham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Andrew Apr 24, 2017 Lydney, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful room, lovely setting, wonderful food!
Other Comments
Lovely hotel & very helpful staff
Julia Apr 22, 2017 Broadwas, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location, the staff and the food.
Colleen Apr 21, 2017 Plymouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The tranquility and the view
Other Comments
Very convenient for the train
Julian Apr 21, 2017 Solihull, United Kingdom

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