The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • This former coaching inn is set in six acres of gardens
  • The hotel sits on the banks of the River Taw which was made famous by Henry Williamson's novel Tarka the Otter
  • Actitivites on offer include fishing, falconry, horse riding and shooting
  • Exmoor, Dartmoor and Exeter are all within 45 minutes' drive

Enjoyed This
(98 Member Ratings)
"Lovely hotel, friendly helpful staff and good food. Very quiet area but there is a railway station a few hundred yards down the road with trains South towards Exeter or North to Barnstable if you don't want to drive."
Sep 17, 2018
Swansea, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

Parking is free. The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel is around 45 minutes' drive from Exeter from Exeter. Eggesford Station, which has services to Exeter and Barnstaple, is just 200 metres down the road.

Rooms & Rates

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The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel is a renovated coaching inn set in six acres of picturesque grounds in the North Devon countryside.

There are lots of walking routes nearby, including the Tarka Trail, the Two Moors Way and the South West Coast path, and the hotel has a file with maps and trails for guests to use.

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.

Dartmoor and Exmoor national parks are less than an hour's drive away, as is the city of Exeter. 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 (supplements apply; pre-booking advised).

The restaurant specialises in classic British cuisine using local Devon ingredients, and the bar 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.



  • 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


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 Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(98 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Fox and Hounds Country Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.2 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Lovely hotel, friendly helpful staff and good food. Very quiet area but there is a railway station a few hundred yards down the road with trains South towards Exeter or North to Barnstable if you don't want to drive.
Other Comments
We were due to go on Thursday 6th September for 2 nights but broke down on route. The hotel kindly allowed us to change the dates to the Friday and Saturday.
Patricia Sep 17, 2018 Swansea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Close to station. Gardens attractive.
Other Comments
Room 7.No hot water 7.0 am Sunday. Breakfast muffin dry and tough, smoked salmon good portion but tasteless and 1 poached egg raw and ran all over the plate. Reported faulty door lock but not repaired - only needed a bit of oil. Bedroom lighting appalling had to sit in bathroom to read. Chairs in bedroom old and sagging. TV too small to see from bed. No one asked or cared if we were happy. Previous visit very good but we will not be returning.
elaine Sep 17, 2018 Hampton hill, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Very quiet and peaceful really relaxing.
Other Comments
Pretty views from our room and lovely walks around the river . Staff were friendly and helpful.
Nicky Sep 09, 2018 Southampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
the food and cider
Stephen Sep 07, 2018 Chepstow, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Ambience, very peaceful grounds
Other Comments
Staff were exceedingly helpful. Food very good. View from bedroom window had a calming effect
Roger Sep 07, 2018 Worthing, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Excellent foot
Raymond Sep 06, 2018 Newquay, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
hotel cleanliness and excellent food staff friendly and helpful.
Other Comments
a very enjoyable weekend break.
james Sep 05, 2018 Plymouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
High quality of bedroom, food and grounds
Benjamin Aug 29, 2018 Truro, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It was all great not one thing in particular.
Other Comments
Staff were great
MS Aug 23, 2018 Kidderminster , United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything was excellent
Other Comments
Amazing hotel, friendly polite staff who can't do enough for you. Food all local and freshly cooked, tasted delicious. Can't recommend this place highly enough.
nigel Aug 20, 2018 Ringwood, United Kingdom

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