North Bovey

Bovey Castle

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Why We Love It

  • The Daily Telegraph praises the hotel’s "jaw-dropping splendour"
  • Tons of traditional activities are included, such as daily falconry displays & croquet
  • The SUNDÃRI spa is the U.K.'s flagship
  • Only hotel in the country to offer LEGO room service during your stay

"A quintessentially English stay" -- Marie Claire

99% (99 Member Ratings)

"Good friendly service. Beautiful setting. Lovely food and wine."
Yvonne
Feb 12, 2017
Taunton, United Kingdom

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Map & Directions

The hotel is about a 40-minute drive from Exeter and its airport. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Bovey Castle is set on the extensive grounds of Dartmoor National Park and was used as a military hospital in World War I. Today, it has a well-deserved reputation for its "jaw-dropping splendour" (The Daily Telegraph) and won a VisitEngland Bronze Award in the Hotel of the Year category in 2012. In spite of its grandeur, the property retains an intimate feel, with a combination of traditional country style and art deco furnishings -- think warming fireplaces, cozy sofas and dark-wood paneling.


There are two restaurants: the Edwardian Grill and the relaxed Castle Bistro. The grill is a smart, glamorous option, with an elegant menu -- expect delights such as duck breast with beetroot boulangere, sea bass with a pine nut and olive crumb, and wild mushroom canneloni. Food Magazine says "it’s very accomplished cooking" from chef Andy Storey, and is "highly recommended". After dinner, sample one of the many whiskeys at the traditional Oak Bar, or one of the 150 cocktails on the menu.


The hotel has 66 bedrooms, featuring huge king-size beds, rich fabrics and views of the valley, the first tee or the courtyard. Three-bedroom country lodges featuring kitchens, dining areas and lounges with views overlooking the lakes and gardens are also available and are good options for families or larger groups. Try the unique LEGO room service, where children can order a complimentary set to borrow during their stay.


Other activities available (some extra charges apply) 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 center. The hotel is also home to the U.K.'s flagship SUNDÃRI spa, which was a finalist in The Good Spa Awards 2012, and has a sauna, a steam room, a gym and an indoor pool.

From the press:
  • "A family-friendly country house hotel" -- The Telegraph
  • "A quintessentially English stay" -- Marie Claire
  • "One of the most comfortable places in Dartmoor" -- The Daily Telegraph

Amenities

General

  • 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

Services

  • 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

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

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

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • 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.

Policies

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

Checkout: 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: 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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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.

*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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99% Positive
(99 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Bovey Castle over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Good friendly service. Beautiful setting. Lovely food and wine.
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Price ok through travel zoo but incredibly pricey otherwise. Xx
Yvonne Feb 12, 2017 Taunton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed everything about our visit but if we had to pick one thing I guess it would be the quality of staff and how well looked after we were
Helen Feb 08, 2017 Coventry, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Being made to feel special
Other Comments
The best hotel I have ever stayed in
Caroline Jan 26, 2017 Dawlish, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The whole experience
Alison Jan 21, 2017 Seaton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The relaxation
Sam Jan 20, 2017 Exeter, United Kingdom
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Quality, attention to detail and a special treat
Stephen Jan 15, 2017 Plymouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Smiths brassiere
tom Jan 10, 2017 Newquay, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We loved the room, the building, the grounds, the service, the food!
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I need to go back!
Andrea Jan 10, 2017 Porthleven, United Kingdom
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The location, the grandeur, the food and the service
Debra Dec 19, 2016 Bramshott, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful building and decoration.
Other Comments
Unfortunately the TV system was down and I was also unable to get a signal on my mobile phone. Dinner in the brasserie was spoilt by noisy children. No other negative comments at all.
Anthony Dec 18, 2016 Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom

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