bovey castle

Situated right in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park and nestled within acres of beautiful gardens and rolling valleys, Bovey Castle is a truly luxurious and award-winning retreat, perfect for your next escape to the Devon countryside.

Awarded 5 Red Stars by the AA and ‘Family Hotel of the Year' in the Best Loved Awards 2017/18, it's easy to see during your stay that these awards are very well deserved. We've rounded up our favourite features at Bovey Castle to help you begin planning your break below:

Discover one of the UK's most popular visitor destinations, Dartmoor National Park, right on the doorstep of Bovey Castle. Traditional holidays to Dartmoor include walks, cycling, and cosy pub lunches but there are also many museums and attractions the whole family can enjoy.

Featuring 60 individually-designed bedrooms, Bovey Castle Hotel offers a range of options, from classic rooms through to more luxurious suites with gorgeous uninterrupted valley views, suitable for romantic retreats or family holidays. The Bovey Castle estate also hides 22 three-storey country lodges within the grounds. All the hotel facilities and housekeeping services are still available if guests choose a lodge holiday.

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A stay at Bovey Castle gives you access to a range of activities including clay pigeon shooting, archery, quad biking, or rock climbing and all can be organised through the castles own resort team. The resort team can provide suggestions on how to make the most of your time at Bovey Castle and can even create a bespoke itinerary ready for you on arrival. Keen golfers can perfect their swing on the castle's own 18-hole championship course. This challenging course meanders through the hotel's estate and is surrounded by picturesque landscapes.

The Elan Spa is a tranquil retreat and is open daily at Bovey Castle. There's a dedicated team of therapists offering a range of treatments and it's the perfect place to relax and unwind during your stay. There's also an indoor pool overlooking the sun terrace and river, plus a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. If guests wish to work out during their stay, the hotel gym is ideal with a range of cardiovascular and strength equipment.

With food sourced right from the doorstep, including local game shot on the moors, to seafood sourced from Devon coves, the restaurants at Bovey Castle tantalise your taste buds at every opportunity. There are two restaurants to discover during your stay: relaxed fine dining at the 3 AA rosette awarded Great Western Restaurant, and Smith's Brasserie that's perfect for all occasions, from family meals to catching up over cocktails.

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Dog friendly
Family members of the four-legged variety receive a warm welcome at Bovey Castle and are allowed in plenty of areas across the estate including bedrooms, lodges, the dining terrace and the Cathedral Room, the largest lounge area in the hotel. You certainly won't be short of walking opportunities across Dartmoor and the resort team will happily advise you on the best routes for your pooch.

Christmas at the castle
There's no place like Bovey Castle to experience a magical Christmas and the hotel is transformed into a festive hideaway with sparkling decorations and Christmas trees in December. Indulge in the true Christmas experience and arrive on Christmas Eve in time for lunch, then enjoy activities, drinks receptions, and cosy tales in front of the fire during your stay.


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