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

94% (151 Member Ratings)

"Beautiful room, lovely setting, wonderful food!"
Apr 22, 2017
Broadwas, 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 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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94% Positive
(151 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
4.1 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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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
Enjoyed Most
The peace and quiet, and beautiful surroundings. Very attentive staff. Food was very good.
MAUREEN Apr 20, 2017 WOLVERHAMPTON, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The whole stay, room was very comfortable, staff friendly and helpful
Sandy Apr 17, 2017 Exmouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
A lovely hotel. Staff were helpful and friendly. Ideal hotel as a base for country walks. Dogs are welcome and well catered for.
Other Comments
Good food but the selection of dishes could be greater and more varied.
Janet Apr 17, 2017 Exeter, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The friendless of the staff
Melvyn Apr 12, 2017 Saint Austell, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very comfortable and relaxing. Very nice staff
Tracy Apr 12, 2017 Moreton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely surroundings, nice rooms, good food
Genevieve Apr 08, 2017 Pontyclun, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The room with a little terrace overlooking the garden.
Other Comments
The food was good and all the staff were very helpful and pleasant. The room was comfortable and well equipped.
Jo Apr 06, 2017 Bewdley, United Kingdom

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