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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
  • Hotel profits support The Dartington Hall Trust charity
  • The 2-AA-Rosette restaurant overlooks Grade II-listed gardens

95% (294 Member Ratings)

"The whole setting of the Hal land Gardens quite unique and a step back in time with the accomodation arranged around the Courtyard. Fabulous walks around the Estate especially alomg the Dart."
Ray
18. May 2017
FROME, United Kingdom

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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 and a restaurant. 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.

Dartington Hall was once home to Henry VIII's wives Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr. References to this era remain, such as the Great Hall, which The Guardian says is an "enchanting scene". The 2-AA-Rosette White Hart restaurant 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. Rooms have free Wi-Fi.

From the press:

  • "We love…the attractive bedrooms and the well-kept grounds that make this a beautiful venue" -- Condé Nast Johansens

  • "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 check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard weekdays checkout time: 10am. Standard weekend checkout time: 11am.

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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95% Positive
(294 Member reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Dartington Hall over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.1 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The whole setting of the Hal land Gardens quite unique and a step back in time with the accomodation arranged around the Courtyard. Fabulous walks around the Estate especially alomg the Dart.
Other Comments
Staff trying very hard but it seemed that the restauarants and cafes needed managers to better organise and spot training needs and requirements.
Ray 18. May 2017 FROME, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food was nice .
Other Comments
I have written a separate email detailing the reasons for a disappointing visit to this hotel.
Rita 17. May 2017 Ascot, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The stunning gardens. The scrumptious breakfast with top quality ingredients. The feel good factor of the complete experience.
John 01. May 2017 Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
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The history of Dartington Hall and the quiet.
Phillip H 30. Apr 2017 Winkleigh, United Kingdom
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The beautiful surroundings, comfortable clean accommodation, sense of peacefulness and friendly helpful staff.
Keith 30. Apr 2017 Swindon, United Kingdom
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The beautiful setting,The comfort of our room,and the gardens were amazing.
Valerie 29. Apr 2017 Taunton, United Kingdom
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Peaceful and superb grounds. all staff were brilliant and really laid back. Excellent room (W8) with vaulted ceiling. only minor point being absence of a full mirror in the bedroom leading to hairdrying difficulties for my wife!
Other Comments
Great location with some really good local foodie pubs if you don't want to eat on site.
Alan 28. Apr 2017 BRIDGEND, United Kingdom
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We loved the location, both the accommodation and the gardens were outstanding. The breakfast was excellent
Other Comments
Would like to commend all the staff we met, especially at breakfast. Extremely well run with first class staff Thank you
Janet 26. Apr 2017 Swansea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful gardens and historic buildings
Ann 24. Apr 2017 Broadstone, United Kingdom
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The friendliness of the staff, the ambience of the place, and the high quality food
Steven 24. Apr 2017 Cardiff, United Kingdom

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