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Dartington Hall

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Why We Love It

  • This 14th-century manor lies on the banks of the River Dart in Devon
  • The property won a 2015 Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excellence
  • Profits from the hotel support The Dartington Hall Trust charity
  • The restaurant overlooks Grade II-listed gardens

93%
Enjoyed This
(176 Member Ratings)
"The unexpected! 4* luxury in a medieval environment. Quirky, off grid, great cultural experience as well. Excellent quality ingredients at breakfast. Good overall standard of housekeeping. Most enjoyable."
Gill
13. Oct 2017
Looe, UK

Map & Directions

The nearest train station is Totnes, a 10-minute drive away. Plymouth and Exeter are both within 40 minutes of the hotel. Guests can collect a permit for free parking on check-in.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Dartington Hall is a 14th-century manor set in 800 acres of Grade II-listed gardens on the banks of the River Dart in Devon. The estate is a destination in its own right, with an on-site cinema, a restaurant, a visitor centre and a selection of shops. The hotel hosts events such as the annual Ways with Words Festival, where readers can meet authors and hear guest speakers.

The Grade I-listed property is a 10-minute drive from the edge of Dartmoor National Park -- a place of "honey-tinged moors" and "moss-smothered boulders in woods of twisted trees", says Lonely Planet. Dartmoor was one of the filming locations for Steven Spielberg's "War Horse". Other nearby places to visit include Exeter and Plymouth, and the towns on the English Riviera: Brixham, Torquay and Paignton. All are less than 35 minutes' drive away.

The estate dates from 1388 and was once home to two of Henry VIII's wives, Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr. At its heart is a courtyard containing the restored 14th-century Great Hall, as well as the 16th-century apartment blocks. The Guardian describes it as "an enchanting scene". The White Hart Inn overlooks the property's Grade II-listed gardens and features fare from local producers.

Ensuite bedrooms are positioned around the medieval courtyard and overlook the grounds. Standard Double with Separate Bathroom bedrooms are not ensuite but have a private bathroom a short distance away. Wi-Fi is free.

From the press:

  • "This magnificent hall in Devon is a far cry from the usual country house hotel -- it's a not-for-profit social enterprise promoting social justice, sustainability and the arts" -- The Guardian

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • No elevator / lift

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
  • Public car park

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request in the En-suite Double only: £7.50 for children aged 2 and under, £15 for children aged 16 and under. Charges includes breakfast and will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: No pets allowed.

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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93%
Enjoyed This
(176 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Dartington Hall over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.6 Location
3.9 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
On our first night we were put in the smallest double room they have, there honestly was not enough room to swing a cat! When we asked if we could swop they said they were fully booked and we had the last room, which was odd as we’d booked nearly a month before and knew they still had availability up until a few days before. But we didn’t want to let this get us down and decided to just make do, however the room was very stuffy and I had trouble sleeping. After the second of three nights they were able to move us and the room they transferred us to was beautiful just off the main court yard, there really was no comparison. If we’d have been in this last room for all three nights our stay would have been perfect! Shame but would still recommend the place the grounds were amazing and staff were lovely
Julie 17. Oct 2017 Weston-super-Mare, UK
Enjoyed Most
The unexpected! 4* luxury in a medieval environment. Quirky, off grid, great cultural experience as well. Excellent quality ingredients at breakfast. Good overall standard of housekeeping. Most enjoyable.
Other Comments
Great value indeed. And lots to do in the area.
Gill 13. Oct 2017 Looe, UK
Enjoyed Most
It was a unique venue with good accommodation. There was so much to see and do . The ground were extensive with great walks there was also a cinema showing the latest films. Would thoroughly recommend it
john 25. Jul 2017 Eastleigh, UK
Enjoyed Most
The beautiful grounds
Other Comments
Wonderful place but rooms let down by standard of cleanliness.Also was given loft room and ceiling height was too low to stand up in and kept hitting my head.It was very hot and a very small window and very stuffy. No wardrobe to hang clothes (lived out of suitcase )and hardly any floor space. However a lovely unique location and I am sure it would have been more enjoyable in a ground floor room.
theresa 26. Jul 2017 Swindon, UK
Enjoyed Most
The location and the gardens
Other Comments
The staff were extremely helpful and courteous. My only comment about room was that it could do with a 'spring' clean - i.e. quite a lot of dust, cobwebs and marks on walls. The beds etc were fine - just felt that maybe the cleaning was a bit rushed.
Wendy 26. Jul 2017 Devizes, UK
Enjoyed Most
Marvellous atmosphere, the room, the ancient buildings the magical gardens -enchanting, deeply relaxing as well as inspirational.
Other Comments
Dartington Hall is part of Dartington estate, and is not a hotel first and foremost. We were blown away by the history of the place as well as the history of the trust that ensures that Dartington Hall remains a place vibrant with culture, education, beauty, consciousness of connection to nature..-it is difficult to describe but don't expect a typical hotel break. This is more like getting a glimpse an alternative universe. Came back inspired, having found out about Schumacher College, and all the people who have passed through Dartington Hall.
Gabriele 08. Oct 2017 Milton Keynes, UK
Enjoyed Most
The location was breath taking, both the house and gardens, a hidden treasure.
Other Comments
It did involve quite a few steps/staircases but we did see people with reduced mobility so presumably there are some accommodation/rooms more suited the them. We stayed during a hot period of weather and our upper story bedroom was very hot at night making it difficult to sleep, fans would have helped. It did not however spoil the stay.
Cynthia 29. Jun 2017 Halesowen, UK
Enjoyed Most
The beautiful gardens.
Other Comments
The beauty of the wonderful, historic manor house and courtyard. It was a pleasure to dine in the White Hart restaurant. Dartington has a very special atmosphere that inspires creativity.
Giselle 19. Jul 2017 Swanage, UK
Enjoyed Most
Hotel environment. was superb. We were just a little disappointed in the White Hart Restaurant as on three occasions part of the main course and dessert as described on the menu failed to arrive ( ie potatoes and sauce) and we had to ask where the missing items were. They did finally arrive after that. Another couple had the same problem. However it did not spoil our overall experience.
sandra 15. Jun 2017 Gloucestershire, UK
Enjoyed Most
We felt we had discovered something unique and different. he hotel and gardens were a joy. The staff were helpful, the buildings housing the cinema and restaurant were unusual and very pleasing. Food was good, a memorable experience.
renia 18. Jun 2017 Stroud, UK

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