The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel
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
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Rooms & Rates
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
- Extra beds / roll away beds
- Baby-sitting service on request
- Hair salon (fees apply)
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Room service (limited hours)
- 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
- 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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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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