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Dartington Hall
Sarah Richardson
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The Deal

Great Price

This 14th-century manor lies on the banks of the River Dart in Devon. Overnight stay prices have now dropped on certain dates:

  • £65-£81 per night ... 25, 28, 30 Sep; 1-3, 7-10, 12, 14-15, 20-21, 23-26, 28-31 Oct; 1 Nov

Why We Love It

  • This 14th-century manor lies on the banks of the River Dart in Devon
  • Profits from the hotel support The Dartington Hall Trust charity
  • The restaurant overlooks Grade II-listed gardens

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. The Guardian describes it as "an enchanting scene". The White Hart overlooks the property's gardens and features fare from local producers.

Ensuite bedrooms are positioned around the medieval courtyard and overlook the grounds. 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

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10am.

Children and additional guests: Breakfast for children is included

Extra guests can be accommodated in Double Ensuite Rooms only. Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £7.50 per night for children aged 2 and under, £15 per night for children aged 3 to 16. Infant's cot/crib or extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking. Extra beds are not available for older children and adults.
Please use the Special Request field to confirm the age of the third guest.
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.

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.

When You Can Go

Until 1 Nov

94%
Enjoyed This
(170 Member Ratings)
"Views and gardens"
Silvie
01. Apr 2018
High Wycombe, UK

Getting There

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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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.

94%
Enjoyed This
(170 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Dartington Hall over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Setting
Other Comments
Very small room and fabric was very tired. Needs a thorough refurb. No information 're dining options/restaurant in room
Andy 07. Jul 2018 Bideford, UK
Enjoyed Most
Views and gardens
Other Comments
I was expecting a standard room but it was VERY small. Disappointing. Would not return unless I could be assured of at least a reasonable size room.
Silvie 01. Apr 2018 High Wycombe, UK
Enjoyed Most
Great staff.
Gareth 31. Mar 2018 Exeter, UK
Enjoyed Most
THE WHOLE SETTING AND AMBIENCE OF THE ESTATE
DAVID 31. Mar 2018 Bournemouth, UK
Enjoyed Most
All staff excepationaly helpful and friendly, thank you.
Other Comments
We loved the hotel, the location and the friendliness of all the staff. Hate to be negative but the quality of the evening meal and one of the breakfasts was disappointing and expensive compared to other local venues.
MICHAEL 29. Mar 2018 Axminster, UK
Enjoyed Most
Darlington hall is a lovely building sympathetically converted to good standard. It is however badly managed considering the price. We loved the location and historic ambiance.
Other Comments
Food and drink overpriced and not very good .toilet and shower blocked during stay. No where to hang towels and not replaced when requested. Room was not tidied on one day.also breakfast Toilet and shower became blocked causing inconvenience. No where to hang wet towels which were not replaced when requested. Room was not serviced one day. Food and drink in restaurant overpriced and of poor quality. Difficult tea arrangements at breakfast having to make in the cup your self. Manager not sympathetic when asked about it. Noise from school children staying at times disturbing
Ann 28. Mar 2018 Worcester, UK
Enjoyed Most
Ambience, history, art.
Other Comments
I hesitate to recommend it because I like to think of it as a hidden gem, and would hate to have Rick Steves put it in a book or program. Please, let's keep this place a secret!
Joan 27. Mar 2018 Manchester, WA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful building in stunning grounds.
Other Comments
Staff were very welcoming and the room was excellent, very comfortable bed and good showering facilities. A great place to stay to visit the surrounding area.
Calum 26. Mar 2018 Bulkington, UK
Enjoyed Most
Location and grounds
Marina 26. Mar 2018 Martock, UK
Enjoyed Most
Excellent accommodation - clean, quiet and comfortable. Beautiful grounds and landscape - very near to Totnes. Excellent offer by Travelzoo. Thank you very much will look for this offer again.
Other Comments
A very pleasant place to stay with lots of history. We went to Dartington Hall last year and enjoyed it so much. That is why we went back again.
Anthony 24. Mar 2018 Christchurch, UK

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