Totnes, United Kingdom

Dartington Hall

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Why We Love It

  • It's a 14th-century manor on the banks of the River Dart in Devon
  • Dartmoor National Park is a 10-minute drive away
  • The hotel won a 2015 Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excellence
  • The on-site restaurant has two AA Rosettes & overlooks the pretty gardens

"This magnificent hall in Devon is a far cry from the usual country house hotel" -- The Guardian

95% (243 Member Ratings)

"Food was good, staff very polite and helpful. Grounds and appearance of the hotel very appealing."
Nov 28, 2016
Ferndown, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The nearest train station is Totnes, a 10-minute drive away. Plymouth and Exeter are both within 40 minutes of the hotel. Guests can collect a permit for free parking on check in.

Rooms & Rates

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Dartington Hall is a 14th-century manor set in 800 acres of manicured gardens on the banks of the River Dart in Devon. It's a destination in its own right, with on-site cinema The Barn and the 2-AA-Rosette White Hart Restaurant.

One of the great things about this hotel is the profits support the charitable programmes of The Dartington Hall Trust, a charity that aims to build more resilient communities. The hotel hosts events such as the Ways with Words Festival 2015, where readers can meet authors and hear guest speakers.

The property was once home to Henry VIII's wives Catherine Howard and Katherine Parr. References to this era remain, such as the Great Hall, which The Guardian says is an "enchanting scene". The award-winning White Hart restaurant overlooks the property's Grade II-listed gardens and features fare from local producers. Highlights include the line-caught mackerel escabeche, local venison with cranberries, and Denbury lamb rump. 

All En-Suite Rooms are positioned around the medieval courtyard and overlook the grounds. Rooms have free Wi-Fi.

Dartington Hall is a 10-minute drive from the edge of Dartmoor National Park -- a place of "honey-tinged moors" and "moss-smothered boulders in woods of twisted trees", says Lonely Planet. Dartmoor was one of the filming locations for Steven Spielberg's "War Horse". Other nearby places to visit include Exeter and Plymouth, and the towns on the English Riviera: Brixham, Torquay and Paignton.

From the press:

  • "We love…the attractive bedrooms and the well-kept grounds that make this a beautiful venue" -- Condé Nast Johansens

  • "This magnificent hall in Devon is a far cry from the usual country house hotel -- it's a not-for-profit social enterprise promoting social justice, sustainability and the arts" -- The Guardian



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking
  • Public car park


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • 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: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard weekdays checkout time: 10am. Standard weekend checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request in the En-suite Double only: £7.50 for children aged 2 and under, £15 for children aged 16 and under. Charges includes breakfast and will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: No pets allowed.

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

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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243 Member Reviews
(95% Positive)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Dartington Hall over the past 15 months.
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Enjoyed Most: Food was good, staff very polite and helpful. Grounds and appearance of the hotel very appealing.
Other Comments: Remote location need to drive to go to other restaurants/pubs in area. Room was small and quite cold and sound insulation poor. Restaurant was cramped. Bar area very open and cold and nowhere to sit and relax. Badly needs a nice bar area with sofas, tables etc to enjoy a drink in the lovely period buildings.
Keith Nov 28, 2016 Ferndown, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Peace and quiet
Susan Nov 22, 2016 Looe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: House and gardens
Brian Nov 04, 2016 waterlooville, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Beautiful and peaceful stay
theresa Oct 31, 2016 bridgwater, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The grounds are beautiful and the Hall and accommodation are charming- interesting history. As vegetarians we were pleased to see a full veggie breakfast, which proved to be very tasty. We had an evening meal one night and the food was well presented and again enjoyable. It was a quick journey into Totnes, which is a lovely town, full of independent shops and great coffee!
Gwen Oct 27, 2016 Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Interesting Building
John Oct 05, 2016 Clevedon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The location I and countryside around is lovely. The gardens and grounds are well worth a visit.
Carol Oct 03, 2016 Denham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Very relaxing stay and lovely place
Tom Sep 20, 2016 Birmingham, United Kingdom
Other Comments: Did not stay as there was not any en-suites rooms available
Michael Jun 27, 2016 Dunoon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The Setting and Gardens
Other Comments: Beauty and Tranquillity
Sharon Jun 22, 2016 Ottawa, ON, Canada

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