The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel

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Krystina Rees
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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
(120 Member Ratings)
"Dogs are made to feel particularly welcome"
10. Nov 2018
Par, UK


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 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-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.

Enjoyed This
(120 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
4.5 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Dogs are made to feel particularly welcome
tamsyn 10. Nov 2018 Par, UK
Enjoyed Most
The food was superb. The staff, although not many of them, were excellent. They were attentive, professional, polite and friendly. Room was bigger than expected with private outside courtyard. Room very comfortable with SuperKing sized bed. All very good.
Other Comments
This is a very dog friendly hotel. I am not sure I like the dogs being allowed in the restaurant but this was our only negative concern. Having said that all the owners were very careful to keep their dogs under control.
Theresa 02. Nov 2018 Hook, UK
Enjoyed Most
The peace and quiet and relaxing ambience.
vivian 01. Nov 2018 Gloucester, UK
Enjoyed Most
Couple + dog. Great food & service. Very pleased with the superior room booked
evelyne 31. Oct 2018 headcorn, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very dog friendly, excellent food with attentive staff.
Neil 20. Oct 2018 High Wycombe, UK
Enjoyed Most
Unable to single out anything in particular as this hotel is one of the best we have ever stayed t
Other Comments
The staff and rooms were excellent with the food being exceptional
Sid 19. Oct 2018 Ludlow, UK
Enjoyed Most
The evening meal on the first night was exceptional.
David 18. Oct 2018 Bury Saint Edmunds, UK
Enjoyed Most
tranquil surrounds and the fact we could take our Dog
Other Comments
fabulous short break away
John 15. Oct 2018 Bridgwater, UK
Enjoyed Most
Excellent food. Friendly staff.
Other Comments
Hotel provided details of walks in the locality.
Judith 13. Oct 2018 Lymington, UK
Enjoyed Most
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Joy 10. Oct 2018 Saltash, UK

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