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)

"Set in delightful grounds. Lovely character building"
Apr 09, 2017
Stourbridge, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

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

Rooms & Rates

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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



  • 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 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.

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99% Positive
(99 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Bovey Castle over the past 15 months.
4.9 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.7 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Set in delightful grounds. Lovely character building
Roger Apr 09, 2017 Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
very attentive staff, calm and relaxing ambience, beautiful grounds.
Other Comments
Could really only find one fault. At breakfast table two pieces of cutlery were dirty, obviously fault of dishwasher but it should have been seen by staff laying table.
Pauline Mar 29, 2017 Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location and facilities
Claire Mar 23, 2017 Chard, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The setting. The hotel and grounds are stunning. Everywhere in the hotel is tastefully furnished and decorated in keeping with the building and situation.
Other Comments
Locker keys for swimming pool .None available when I asked , I think the system needs to be planned differently.. Obviously keys are not being returned after use...It is not conducive to a relaxing spa when one feels the need to carry their personal possessions into spa areas.
Pauline Mar 22, 2017 Taunton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Maliha Mar 22, 2017 Swindon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel and lovely staff
Other Comments
We were upgraded to a junior suite which was fabulous and a real treat.
Laura Mar 21, 2017 Seavington St Mary, Somerset, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful view from a very nice room
Other Comments
Friendly staff
janet Mar 21, 2017 Tywardreath, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The level of service.
Other Comments
The room was excellent. The whole building is great and beautifully presented. All the staff were so pleasant. They have a book at reception with lots of waking in and around the estate. We did one of them and the map and directions were really clear. Fresh milk in the fridge was a nice touch, as was the sherry in the room and fudge when the bed was turned down. Too much to commend to be honest, food excellent as well. I could go on and on.
Ruth Mar 21, 2017 Truro, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The actual property is amazing! Beautifully furnished and decorated. The ambience of the place is spectacular. Definitely worth 5 Stars
Sue Mar 15, 2017 Okehampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The room
Other Comments
First class hotel highly recommend
Stephen Mar 12, 2017 Yeovil Somerset, United Kingdom

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