North Bovey

Bovey Castle

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Why We Love It

  • The property won Hotel of the Year at the English Riviera & South Devon Tourism & Hospitality Awards 2016 & at the Visit Devon Awards 2016
  • The hotel underwent 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

"A quintessentially English stay" -- Marie Claire
Enjoyed This
(9 Member Ratings)
"The setting and history."
Sep 13, 2017
GLAMORGAN, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

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.

Rooms & Rates

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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 won Hotel of the Year at the English Riviera & South Devon Tourism & Hospitality Awards 2016 and at the Visit Devon Awards 2016. The hotel also won two silver awards for the Spa & Wellbeing Experience.

The property was also 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 underwent 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



  • 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.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

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

Fees: 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: 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

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

Enjoyed This
(9 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Bovey Castle over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.9 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
3.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Amazing staff.
Clair Oct 19, 2017 ST. AUSTELL, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location,and Relaxation
Other Comments
Great hotel you don't need to venture out ..... but we did!
Susan Sep 30, 2017 Hinckley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Suzanne Sep 24, 2017 Penarth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The setting and history.
Other Comments
Restaurant not available,Monday,no problem,brasserie adequate but attention to detail lacking.Food lovely surcharge not so nice especially when waitresses had to be prompted to bring bread and forgot to bring sauce to go with steak.Breakfast was o.k.have had much better in a B&B in Shaldon.
Patricia Sep 13, 2017 GLAMORGAN, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Atmosphere & room
mathew Aug 11, 2017 Newton Abbot, United Kingdom

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