Bovey Castle

Dartmoor National Park, Devon

Castle room

Castle room

Castle room

A Five Red Star, historic stay with plentiful activities and three AA Rosette-awarded restaurant in Dartmoor National Park - includes breakfast, optional dinner and discounts

In a scenic valley on the edge of Dartmoor, Bovey Castle is a fantastic monument to turn-of-the-century grandeur. The palatial manor house's design is executed in Elizabethan style and offers an insight into the bygone lifestyle of English Lords and Ladies. Gazing out over the great, rugged bracken-covered wilderness of Dartmoor beyond there's a sense of immense scale.

High ornate ceilings and vast panoramic windows provide the setting for taking in the landscape views, perhaps over a spot of similarly expansive afternoon tea. Elsewhere you've a brasserie for pub food and a cosy atmosphere, as well as a fine dining restaurant offering sophisticated, three AA Rosette-awarded fare. This AA Five Red Star hotel also offers a tranquil spa with a wide array of individually tailored treatments, to perfectly complement the peace the area exudes; head to the stunning Art Deco swimming pool for lovely views out over the terrace and River Bovey.

The list of outdoor activities available is almost endless and includes archery, clay pigeon shooting, horseback adventures, hot air ballooning, deer park tours and fly fishing. 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 even a championship 18-hole golf course and a 4x4 off-road track.

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We like

  • The extraordinary variety of outdoor pursuits to try your hand at
  • Fancy facilities following an exciting, no-expense-spared guestroom, restaurant and spa refurbishment
  • Bovey Castle recently won the Gold Award for the 'Large Hotel of the Year' from Visit Devon

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  • Check out this review from The Telegraph

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