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

93% (105 Member Ratings)

"brilliant for dog owners, put at ease by warm reception for pets."
Mar 15, 2017
Lanner, 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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93% Positive
(105 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
4.2 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
brilliant for dog owners, put at ease by warm reception for pets.
Other Comments
Staff were brilliant, sampler meal and all foods were really good.
Chris Mar 15, 2017 Lanner, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Quiet, the food, the staff, the large bar restaurant.
Stanley Mar 15, 2017 Weston super mare, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Bar and food areas
Tony Mar 14, 2017 Tamworth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location, grounds, staff friendly, spacious room, nicely decorated
Verity Mar 13, 2017 Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The warm friendly staff
Other Comments
A lovely hotel, I will recommend it to all my friends,a really lovely place to spend some time out!
Mike Mar 12, 2017 New milton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
For us it was a good 2 days away at a very reasonable price. The taster menu was very good value and well done (apart from the cheeses). At full price, our opinion is it is over priced.
Susan Mar 09, 2017 Redruth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Relaxing. Room was lovely with a view of the garden.
julie Mar 08, 2017 exmouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food and the service
Other Comments
Mouthwatering food and lovely surroundings .staff are all very pleasant
Marian Mar 08, 2017 Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Justine Mar 06, 2017 Ivybridge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly atmosphere, great breakfast and very pleasant surroundings
Other Comments
Wine flight that went with the 5 course tasting menu was poor value, poorly judged and the wine was brought out way after the course on a couple of occasions.
Peter Mar 05, 2017 Birmingham, United Kingdom

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