The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel

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Krystina Mitchell
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Why We Love It

  • This former coaching house is set in six acres of gardens
  • The hotel sits alongside the River Taw and was made famous by Henry Williamson's novel Tarka the Otter
  • You can try fishing, falconry, horse riding and shooting on site
  • Exmoor, Dartmoor and Exeter are all within an hour's drive

Enjoyed This
(168 Member Ratings)
"Nice relaxing atmosphere. Lovely rooms. Great food."
Oct 14, 2017
GlasgowGlasgow, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel is 25 miles from Exeter. Eggesford Station, which has services to Exeter and Barnstaple, is just 200 metres down the road, or there is free parking on site.

Rooms & Rates

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The Fox & Hounds Country 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, and 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).

The restaurant specialises in classic British cuisine using local Devon ingredients, and offers three local ciders and a number of real ales.

Rooms are spacious and feature 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 Time is 2:30pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 16.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10:30am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges apply as follows: £20 per night per guest aged 16 and under, £40 per night per guest, for older children and adults. This includes breakfast. Infant's cots are available, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under. Infant's cots and extra beds are available with a maximum of 1 in a Standard room and 2 in a Superior room only and must be requested upon booking. Extra guests supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices and please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to confirm the age of the extra guests.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on request and will be charged at £10 per dog, per night. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

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.

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Enjoyed This
(168 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Fox and Hounds Country Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.2 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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The staff were excellent. They were all very friendly with good interpersonal skills
Roger Oct 15, 2017 Poole, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Nice relaxing atmosphere. Lovely rooms. Great food.
Other Comments
Would definitely go back.
Michael Oct 14, 2017 GlasgowGlasgow, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Mike Oct 14, 2017 DIDCOT, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly, courteous, efficient, well-trained staff.
Phil Oct 14, 2017 New Romney, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Setting, rooms,food and service — excellent
Jeff Oct 13, 2017 Caerwent, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Very handy for the Exeter to Barnstaple (Tarka) railway line good walking all around lovely rural area
Michael Oct 13, 2017 Crickhowell, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent room, and very friendly staff. Very close to the local railway station giving easy access to Exeter, Exmouth and Barnstaple.
Other Comments
On the first morning the hot water was barely more than tepid and after a long wait for my breakfast, I found my poached eggs to be overcooked almost to the point of being inedible. After complaining to the waitress, I was offered fresh eggs, but did not have time to wait for them, so I went without. However, on the second ,morning, the water was hot, and my breakfast was excellent.
Chris Apr 29, 2017 Milford Haven, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It was the sort of place that tried to give the impression of being 5 stars but failed to carry it off it lots of little ways. It was OK but not enough to consider returning or recommending despite the deal.
Other Comments
I don't dislike dogs but would prefer them not to be in the restaurant. Bed was not as comfortable as it looked.
John May 12, 2017 Devizes, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The opulence of the room, it’s facilities, the food
Susan Oct 12, 2017 Kingsley, United Kingdom
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Richard Sep 30, 2017 Wallingford, United Kingdom

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