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OVERVIEW

Immerse yourself in history, glamour and adventure at this 19th century manor house, set within 275 acres of parkland, overlooking wooded-hills within Dartmoor National Park. Bovey Castle provides a sanctuary at the centre of countryside life, where you can don your Dubarry boots at dawn and soak up the surrounds. Gaze out onto beautiful moorland and enjoy everything this estate has to offer - an 18-hole championship golf course, clay pigeon shooting, horseback riding, luxurious spa and hydrotherapy pool, beautiful woodlands and delicious fine dining.


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THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Nestled in the rolling valleys of Dartmoor National Park, Bovey Castle offers a dramatic wilderness location for a relaxing getaway. You'll find heather-covered moorland and wild ponies on your doorstep, and enjoy excellent walking routes and country pursuits. Visit the chic foodie town of Chagford a fifteen-minute drive away, or walk along the river to the charming 13th-century thatched village of North Bovey.

By train: London Paddington to Exeter St David's takes around 2 hours 30 mins. The hotel is a 40-minute taxi ride from the station. Book tickets to Exeter St David's.

By car: The hotel is 35 mins from Exeter, 2 hours from Bristol and around 4 hours from London. Free parking is available at the hotel.

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THE LOOK AND FEEL

This lavish neo-Elizabethan Manor house - fashioned from local granite and vaulted English oak - echoes the character of Devon's ancient moorland with a design aesthetic that reflects its architectural roots, and a subtle colour palette that merges with the surrounding landscape. Think relaxed country-chic interiors, combined with a fusion of textures and stunning period features.

THE FACILITIES

There are trails and woodland walks galore on this sporting estate, along with country pursuits, an award-winning Brasserie, and Elan Spa including a hydrotherapy pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam room and rejuvenating treatments. Expect stand out service, from chatty well-informed staff, and valet parking on arrival.

  • Bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Tennis courts
  • 18-hole golf course
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi

BED AND BATH

Choose from uniquely-styled bedrooms or self-catering lodges, designed with muted colour palettes reflective of the moorland seasons, with stunning views overlooking the valley. The epitome of countryside-chic and contemporary elegance, luxury spaces feature sumptuous fabrics and high spec fittings.

Room types: Single, Mews, Classic, Castle, Valley, Junior State, State, Grand State, Private Lodges

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with ESPA toiletries, bathrobe and slippers, hairdryer, TV, tea and coffee facilities, free Wi-Fi.

FOOD AND DRINK

From classic British dishes with a twist in Smiths Brasserie to fine-dining in the exclusive pop-up tasting room over a seven-course tasting menu, paired with a wine flight - there's something to suit all tastes. Flavoursome dishes are made with freshest local ingredients from Devon and Cornwall.

Smith's Brasserie: informal dining, British classics, European dishes, small plates. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mains from £18.
Afternoon tea: full traditional service and choice of champagnes. Served daily in the lounges, 1-4.30pm. From £40 per person.

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