North Bovey

Bovey Castle

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Krystina Mitchell
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Why We Love It

  • The property won Hotel of the Year at the English Riviera & South Devon Tourism & Hospitality Awards 2016 & at the Visit Devon Awards 2016
  • The hotel underwent a £2 million refurbishment & the on-site spa was a finalist in The Good Spa Awards
  • Lots of traditional activities are included, such as falconry displays & croquet 
  • This is the only hotel in the country to offer LEGO room service during your stay

"A quintessentially English stay" -- Marie Claire

100% (11 Member Ratings)

"Set in delightful grounds. Lovely character building"
Roger
09. Apr 2017
Stourbridge, United Kingdom

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Map & Directions

The hotel is around a 45-minute drive from Exeter International Airport and 40 minutes by car from Exeter St David's Station. On-site parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Bovey Castle is set in extensive grounds within Dartmoor National Park and was used as a military hospital in World War II. The property won Hotel of the Year at the English Riviera & South Devon Tourism & Hospitality Awards 2016 and at the Visit Devon Awards 2016. The hotel also won two silver awards for the Spa & Wellbeing Experience.

The property was also featured in Condé Nast Traveller's Gold List 2011 and won a VisitEngland Bronze Award in the Hotel of the Year category in 2012. 

The restaurant, spa and public spaces underwent a £2 million refurbishment and this luxurious baronial pile retains an intimate feel, with a combination of traditional country style and art deco furnishings -- warming fireplaces, cosy sofas and dark-wood panelling.

There are two restaurants: the glamorous Art Deco Great Western Restaurant (smart-casual dress required), which serves classic cuisine, and Smith's Brasserie which is named after WH Smith, who previously owned the private house. Think countryside views, roaring fires and cosy seating. We like the sound of the English pea soup, braised blade of Devonshire beef with carrots and red wine sauce, and the sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream. After dinner, sample one of the many whiskies at the traditional Oak Bar, or one of the 150 cocktails on the menu.

The rooms feature queen- or king-size beds and rich fabrics and have views of the valley, the golf course or the courtyard.

Other activities available (some with an extra charge) include sloe gin-making and cocktail-making classes, clay-pigeon shooting, horse riding, archery, rifle shooting, golf at the on-site 18-hole course and fly-fishing at the lake. Guests can take advantage of free croquet and tennis, or use the indoor swimming pool and fitness centre.

The hotel also has a spa, which was a finalist in The Good Spa Awards in 2012 and 2013. It has a sauna, steam room, gym and an indoor pool.

From the press:
  • "A quintessentially English stay" -- Marie Claire
  • "Children are treated like royalty" -- Condé Nast Traveller
  • "One of the most comfortable places in Dartmoor" -- The Daily Telegraph

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Kids' club
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant

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: 3:00 PM. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11:00 AM.

Children and additional guests: Cot/crib and extra beds available on request free of charge for children under 4. Extra bed available on request at £30 per night for children up to the age of 14, including breakfast. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout. Cot/crib and extra bed only available in the Castle Rooms and upwards. There is no extra bed available for adults.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request (max 2 dogs) and will be charged at £25 per night per animal on checkout.

Fees: Bovey Castle adds a discretionary service fee to the following: 5% on accommodation, 12.5% on food & beverages, 10% on transport, 5% on spa, 5% on activities and 10% babysitting.

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.

Additional details: There is a two-night minimum stay required over Bank Holidays. Christmas package and New Year's package only on December 24-26 and December 30 - January 1.

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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100% Positive
(11 Member reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Bovey Castle over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
5.0 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Set in delightful grounds. Lovely character building
Roger 09. Apr 2017 Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
very attentive staff, calm and relaxing ambience, beautiful grounds.
Other Comments
Could really only find one fault. At breakfast table two pieces of cutlery were dirty, obviously fault of dishwasher but it should have been seen by staff laying table.
Pauline 29. Mar 2017 Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Location and facilities
Claire 23. Mar 2017 Chard, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The setting. The hotel and grounds are stunning. Everywhere in the hotel is tastefully furnished and decorated in keeping with the building and situation.
Other Comments
Locker keys for swimming pool .None available when I asked , I think the system needs to be planned differently.. Obviously keys are not being returned after use...It is not conducive to a relaxing spa when one feels the need to carry their personal possessions into spa areas.
Pauline 22. Mar 2017 Taunton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything
Maliha 22. Mar 2017 Swindon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel and lovely staff
Other Comments
We were upgraded to a junior suite which was fabulous and a real treat.
Laura 21. Mar 2017 Seavington St Mary, Somerset, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful view from a very nice room
Other Comments
Friendly staff
janet 21. Mar 2017 Tywardreath, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The level of service.
Other Comments
The room was excellent. The whole building is great and beautifully presented. All the staff were so pleasant. They have a book at reception with lots of waking in and around the estate. We did one of them and the map and directions were really clear. Fresh milk in the fridge was a nice touch, as was the sherry in the room and fudge when the bed was turned down. Too much to commend to be honest, food excellent as well. I could go on and on.
Ruth 21. Mar 2017 Truro, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The actual property is amazing! Beautifully furnished and decorated. The ambience of the place is spectacular. Definitely worth 5 Stars
Sue 15. Mar 2017 Okehampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The room
Other Comments
First class hotel highly recommend
Stephen 12. Mar 2017 Yeovil Somerset, United Kingdom

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