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Bovey Castle

Dartmoor National Park, Devon

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Up to 44% best available rate ?
Accommodation in a Castle room, including full English breakfast.

The pool opens 7am - 8.30pm with children restricted to 9am - 5pm.

This offer is available for stays between February and April 2015 and is based on two adults only.

Please note that this hotel is pet friendly. Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome a supplement charge of £20 per dog, per night applies (payable directly to the hotel, please contact the hotel directly prior to your arrival to arrange).

Travel is not included.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 38% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the best available rate. An example of our top discount is:

On 30/04/2015, two people may book one-night stay in a Castle room (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £149 per room, per night, compared to the best available rate of £240 per room, per night. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 38%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 20/01/2015.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

Luxury country hotel in Dartmoor National Park - includes breakfast, plus optional dinner credit

In a scenic valley on the edge of Dartmoor, Bovey Castle is a fantastic monument to turn of the century grandeur. The design is executed in Elizabethan style and the emphasis is on giving you an insight into the lifestyle of the old English upper classes.

Gazing out over the great rugged bracken-covered wilderness of Dartmoor beyond, there's a sense of immense scale. High ornate ceilings and vast roaring fires are your setting for enjoying similarly expansive afternoon teas whilst observing the landscape through majestic panoramic windows.  

Bovey Castle boasts the flagship UK SUNDÃRI spa with a wide array of individually tailored treatments which perfectly complement the serenity of the area. There is also a gym and a stunning Art Deco swimming pool with lovely views out over the terrace and River Bovey.

Outside, the list of activities available is almost endless; with instructors on hand for tennis, archery, clay pigeon shooting, game shooting, fly fishing and deer stalking. Attend a sloe gin-making (and drinking!) session or try your hand at Crolf, the Bovey Castle's very own eccentric new sport. There's also a championship 18-hole golf course.

Good to know

Please note that due to the refurbishment of one of the restaurants, the spa has been relocated to two of the hotel's lodges until the middle of March.

Smith’s Brasserie is undergoing refurbishment in February and will be opening again at the beginning of March.

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Castle rooms are large in size with views over the courtyard and the woodlands beyond. The decor is classically elegant, luxurious furniture and individual wall decorations. Valley Castle rooms boasts unobstructed views over the surrounding Dartmoor countryside.

Room amenities:

- TV
- Phone
- Coffee and tea facilities
- Bathrobes
- In room safe
- Egyptian cotton bedding
- Wi-Fi access
- Turndown service
- Iron and ironing board
- Hairdryer


The Great Western Restaurant has been newly refurbished and recalls the old glamour of its Art Deco origins, when the hotel was owned by Great Western Railways. Where possible, all ingredients are sourced locally, including game shot on the moors, lamb and aged Exmoor beef, plus seafood from Devon and Cornwall.

If you choose to include the optional dinner credit, dinner will be served in The Great Western Restaurant, where the dress code is smart-casual.

Smith’s Brasserie is a gastropub serving an array of classic British dishes using the finest locally sourced ingredients, and offers a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, spectacular countryside views and a roaring fire pit.


Bovey Castle boasts supermodel Christy Turlington's flagship UK SUNDÃRI spa. The spa offers individually tailored treatments based around the Western adaptations of traditional Indian therapy techniques. Facilities include a heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gym with cardiovascular equipment and weights. Please be sure to pre-book any treatments before arrival to avoid disappointment.


At Bovey Castle, there's very little excuse for not enjoying the fantastic Dartmoor setting! There are tours of the area on foot or in a Land Rover with guides expert in the history and geography of the region. One of the most popular routes is around the locations used in Stephen Spielberg's War Horse. For the full effect, do the tour on horseback. The best way to see the landscape though is from a hot air balloon - rides are available locally.

Bovey Castle, Dartmoor National Park, North Bovey, Devon, TQ13 8RE

Travel is NOT included in this offer.

How do I get there?

At just 40 minutes from Exeter, the best way to get to Bovey Castle is to fly into Exeter Airport or get the train to Exeter St David's Station. The hotel can arrange a pick-up from the train station but it is chargeable. The hotel is also just 25 minutes from the M5 at Exeter. For more information, please click here.

The best bit...

Stay in a room that's packed with historic splendour - includes breakfast and optional dinner

We like

  • An extraordinary variety of outdoor pursuits
  • The fantastic SUNDÃRI Spa
  • The sheer opulence of this regal country pile

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