What We Love
- A five-star stay packed with historic splendour – includes breakfast, a spa discount and more The extraordinary variety of outdoor pursuits to try your hand at
- Country views, roaring fires and hearty British food at Smith's Brasserie
- Fancy facilities following an exciting, no-expense-spared restaurant and spa refurbishment
What To Know
- Outdoor activities include archery, clay pigeon shooting, fly fishing and hot airballooning
- Set in the heart of Dartmoor National Park
- There are two elegant restaurants to choose from
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 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 Bovey Castle afternoon tea.
The AA five-star Bovey Castle boasts a tranquil spa with a wide array of individually tailored treatments to perfectly complement the peace of the area. A gym and stunning Art Deco swimming pool also boast lovely views out over the terrace and River Bovey. The list of outdoor activities available is almost endless and includes archery, clay pigeon shooting, hot air ballooning, mountain biking 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 also a championship 18-hole golf course and a 4×4 off-road track.
How to Get There
This was our second trip to Bovey and it is a beautiful place to stay. The grounds are fabulous, even in the November wind and showers. The staff are friendly, the food is delicious and the decoration throughout is gorgeous. I had a hot stone massage in the spa and the therapist, Artur, was great. He took time to listen to my requirements and the treatment was very good. We also visited the deer park to learn about the deer and see them being fed. This was a nice bonus that we were able to book onto last minute. Although it’s an extra charge it’s worth doing. On our last visit we also did clay pigeon shooting which was great!
Can’t wait to go back to Bovey!
This hotel is beautiful we came for a two night stay with our two large dogs for my husbands birthday.
The rooms are great and very comfortable and the staff were very friendly.
This is my second stay here and look forward to a third at some point .
We went to look at the lodges and a guy called Jack took us around and he was so helpful explained about the history of the hotel and showed us all around a lodge a very nice young man .
If there was one thing I would change would be breakfast time, instead of toast being served first I would bring it with your breakfast as it’s cold by the time it comes .
Apart from that had a really nice stay
Our main issue was the price of a Gin and Tonic (£14.50) when I queried the bill I was told the Hotel policy was they only served doubles.
(a) the customer should be given the choice single or double
(b) Drinking a double could easily have put a driver over the limit without them even realising! Not good.