Bovey Castle

Iconic luxury castle in the heart of Devon's Dartmoor National Park

Member since 2014

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The 5AA Red Star luxury hotel sits majestically on the edge of the valley overlooking the stunning Edwardian gardens, and the flowing River Bovey.  As you enter the hotel you are surrounded by the history and glamour of yesteryear, with some contemporary edges. Enjoy the stunning Spa, indulge in the sumptuous food, or take a relaxing stroll around the grounds and gardens. 

  • 5AA Red Star property
  • 18-hole championship course
  • 3 AA Rosettes
  • Choice of Restaurants
  • Award winning spa and treatment rooms
  • Panaoramic views of the 275-acre estate

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Exclusive Country Getaway - Castle Room

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Stay in a Castle room and receive:

  • A chilled glass of Prosecco with dinner on the first evening
  • Dinner for two each evening in Smith's Brasserie (£40pp allowance towards food – guests can upgrade to the fine dining restaurant from £25pp direct)
  • Full English breakfast for two daily
  •  15% off spa treatments (Sunday - Thursday)
  • Stay 3 nights or more and receive a complimentary upgrade to the Great Western Restaurant on one evening (worth £25pp - subject to opening times)
April to September
1st Apr  to  30th Sep
October to March
1st Oct  to  31st Mar

1 night stay

Package Price: £140 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £280 per room

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Package Price: £279 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £558 per room

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Package Price: £984 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,968 per room

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Package Price: £1,119 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £2,238 per room

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Package Price: £1,254 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £2,508 per room

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Exclusive Country Getaway - Valley Castle Room

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Stay in a Valley room and receive:

  • A chilled glass of Prosecco with dinner on the first evening
  • Dinner for two each evening in Smith's Brasserie (£40pp allowance towards food – guests can upgrade to the fine dining restaurant from £25pp direct)
  • Full English breakfast for two daily
  •  15% off spa treatments (Sunday - Thursday)
  • Stay 3 nights or more and receive a complimentary upgrade to the Great Western Restaurant on one evening (worth £25pp - subject to opening times)
April to September
1st Apr  to  30th Sep
October to March
1st Oct  to  31st Mar

1 night stay

Package Price: £180 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £360 per room

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2 night stay

Package Price: £354 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £708 per room

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Package Price: £526.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,053 per room

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4 night stay

Package Price: £699 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,398 per room

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5 night stay

Package Price: £871.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,743 per room

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6 night stay

Package Price: £1,059 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £2,118 per room

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7 night stay

Package Price: £1,246.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £2,493 per room

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8 night stay

Package Price: £1,419 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £2,838 per room

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9 night stay

Package Price: £1,591.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £3,183 per room

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10 night stay

Package Price: £1,764 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £3,528 per room

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Facilities at Bovey Castle

As you enter the hotel you are engulfed in the history and glamour of yesteryear with some contemporary edges. Enjoy the stunning Spa, indulge in the sumptuous food or even wander around the grounds and gardens.

Bovey hosts numerous activities as a resort on a complimentary basis such as Daily falconry display On the terrace outside the Great Western Restaurant every morning at 10.00am; Daily egg collecting - Meet a member of the activities team at reception at 9.00am every morning. Children can feed and water the chickens, as well as collecting eggs and meeting the Bovey ferrets!;  Croquet /boules/petanque;- Available mid/late May until mid-September; Table tennis (on request) - Available in the Dartmoor Suite (if unoccupied); A childrens play area with swings, slide and climbing frame near to the trampoline, between the herbaceous border and the archery field.; Tennis - Hard courts are available for use unless pre-booked for coaching or by other guests (tubes of tennis balls are available from reception at £10.00 each).  

Plus there are many more activities that are a minimal cost including cocktail making; cider or sloe gin making; hot air ballooning; fly fishing; horse riding and many many more fantastic adventures such as a 4x4 off road track.

The hotel also hosts extensive indoor leisure facilities and one of the most beautiful and tranquil spas with many treatments.

Bovey Castle
Bovey Castle
  • 60 Bedrooms
  • Riding
  • Health Spa
  • Indoor Pool
  • Children Welcome
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Dogs by Prior Arrangement
  • 3 AA Rosette Dining

Good to know

  • Hotel check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Hotel check-out time: 11:00 AM

Parking Facilities

Complimentary parking available

Disabled Access

Within the main hotel building, Bovey Castle offers an accessible bedroom on the ground floor with a level entry wet room for guests in a wheelchair or with limited mobility. Twin and double bed combinations can be arranged, the flooring in the bedroom is short pile carpet and there is an emergency alarm with flashing light. The bathroom includes vertical and horizontal grab rails around the shower and non-slip flooring. Bovey Castle welcomes dogs into its bedrooms and provisions can be made for an assistance dog to stay in the room.

A disabled toilet is located on the ground floor with non-slip flooring, vertical and horizontal rails either side of the basin and toilet, as well as lever taps on the sink. The toilet is also fitted with an emergency alarm.

History of the hotel

In 1890, William Henry Smith (WH Smith, later to become Viscount Hambleden) purchased 5,000 acres of land from the Earl of Devon for £103,000. The estate consisted of several large ancient manors, including Moretonhampstead and North Bovey; almost thirty farms, extensive woodland and fishing rights on the rivers Bovey and Teign. It was his son, Frederick, who built the Manor House in a lavish neo-Elizabethan style as one of the family's numerous country retreats.

Child Policy

Bovey Castle is a 5 Red Star, family-friendly hotel, offering luxury holiday accommodation in Devon for parents with children of all ages. The 275-acre estate is like a huge playground, with kid's activities designed to give everyone a great time out on the beautiful Dartmoor National Park.

Parents can relax while their young children,aka Bovey Bears are well looked after by qualified staff at the Bovey Den (only available during school holidays), which has exciting games and creative activities planned everyday. Bovey Rangers offers an action packed timetable for our 7 -14 year old guests, including survival skills, archery, reptile and owl encounters, laser clays and rock climbing . 


They welcome the tiniest guests and all facilities needed for baby care are available. Babysitting services can be arranged in advance, to ensure parents can enjoy a relaxed evening during their stay.

Children 3 and under are complimentary in a cot

Children from the age of 4-14 are charged at £25 per child per night on a bed and breakfast rate, subject to availability

One extra put up bed can be accommodated in a Castle room
 

Dogs Policy

Bovey Castle is a dog-friendly hotel with dogs allowed in bedrooms, lodges, the Cathedral Room, the hotel reception area and the seated area under the main stairway. Unfortunately dogs are not permitted in the restaurants, Adam Room, Library or the Oak Bar. 

Dogs are charged at £25 per dog per night.

The Rooms at Bovey Castle

Classic room

The Classic rooms are located in either the main hotel or in the mews with restricted views over the surrounding woodland.   The rooms ooze comfort and all have ensuite shower rooms.  The rooms have all modern facilities including WIFI throughout

Classic rooms, Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle - Classic rooms

Castle room

The Castle rooms at Bovey Castle are larger in both the bedroom and bathroom from the Classic rooms with ensuite bathrooms, with showers They are large enough for two adults and a child staying for a longer visit.  Located within the main building, Castle rooms offer views of the courtyard and the woodlands beyond.  The rooms have all modern facilities including WIFI throughout

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Castle room, Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle - Castle room

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Valley room

With unrestricted views over the dramatic Dartmoor countryside and sizable bedrooms and bathrooms, the Valley Castle bedrooms reflect the chic experience of country house glamour that the hotel is renowned for. Valley Castle rooms benefit from a small but relaxed seating area, which can be enjoyed by a couple or a family with one child. Country living starts in a Valley Castle room.

Maximum occupancy: 2 (some rooms may take an additional bed for a child)

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Valley room, Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle - Valley room

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Junior State suite

The Junior State or Family rooms are exceptional open plan rooms that reflect the effortless luxury of Bovey Castle. The spaciousness of these bedrooms make a Junior State room an appealing choice for space-seeking couples or families who wish to share the same room. The seating area in this bedroom can be converted into your own table for two for romantic room service, or to accommodate two children on a sofa bed.

Maximum occupancy: 2 adults and 2 children

Junior State room, Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle - Junior State room

State suite

Admire the stately surroundings from the modest grandeur of our State rooms, beautifully-appointed and individually-decorated open plan rooms. Each room has a king bed and a luxuriously-large seating area that includes a sofa. Families are easily accommodated within State rooms, with up to two children accommodated on extra beds. Guaranteed, uninterrupted views of the surrounding valley are just one of the many appeals of these bedrooms.

Maximum occupancy: 2 adults and 2 children

State room, Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle - State room

The Great Western Restaurant

The Great Western Restaurant is designed in the art deco style, an era of elegance and fine living. Candlelight, hand-painted chinoiserie wall coverings and immaculate service will surround you. The Restaurant offers a superb atmosphere in which to relax.

The focus is on flavour. Whether it is using some of the most decadent produce available enabling the mix of traditional and innovative cooking techniques.


Opening Times

Breakfast:

7:30am to 11am

Lunch

12pm-3pm  - light lunch

At 2pm-4:30pm this is Monday - Friday and then 1pm to :4:30pm Saturday and Sunday 

Dinner
Brasserie - 6pm onward
Great Western Restaurant - 7pm onwards
 


Dress Code

In the Great Western Restaurant please wear smart attire, no ripped denim or sports wear


The Great Western Restaurant restaurant, Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle - The Great Western Restaurant restaurant

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Smith's Brasserie

The informal Brasserie offers a menu throughout the day, from coffee and pastries to dinner in a relaxing atmosphere. Ideal for a snack, lunch, plus a special children's menu for hungry ones on the go.


Opening Times

Breakfast:

7:30am to 11am

Lunch

12pm-3pm  - light lunch

At 2pm-4:30pm this is Monday - Friday and then 1pm to :4:30pm Saturday and Sunday 

Dinner
Brasserie - 6pm onward
Great Western Restaurant - 7pm onwards
 


Dress Code

In the Great Western Restaurant please wear smart attire, no ripped denim or sports wear


Smith's Brasserie restaurant, Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle - Smith's Brasserie restaurant

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Elan Spa at Bovey Castle

The Elan Spa at the 5 Red Star Bovey Castle is a sanctuary tucked away from the bustle of modern life. Echoing the tranquillity and therapeutic flow of the River Bovey, our bespoke spa experiences and treatments using ESPA products have been created to relax, revive and restore the body and spirit.

The dedicated team of therapists together hold a wealth of knowledge and experience encouraging a respect and understanding of the body that is both rare and valuable.

Bovey Castle are delighted to be using ESPA, creators of the world's finest spas, every encounter with Espa brings with it a profound sense of pleasure and discovery. Their award winning skincare range, indulgent body collection and men's essentials combine optimal levels of active ingredients – select multiple actives, fusing essential oils, marine extracts and botanicals – that work in harmony with you and your skin. Obsessive by nature, they are meticulous about every detail of every product they create, providing the very best in luxury skin care, transforming your everyday routine into a pleasurable ritual.

 

Pool and Gym

Housed in the Orangery, the hotel's indoor Art Deco swimming pool overlooks the sun terrace and the River Bovey, offering stunning views for miles over Dartmoor National Park. 

Bovey Castle's spa facilities also include a jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. The hotel gym is stocked with a full range of Precor, cardiovascular and strength equipment.

The swimming pool is open from 7.00am until 8.30pm for adults and 9.00am until 5.30pm for children (accompanied by an adult).

 

The spa is open at the following times; 

Monday 9.30am – 6pm
Tuesday 9.30am – 7pm
Wednesday 9.30am – 7pm
Thursday 9.30am – 7pm
Friday 9.30am – 7pm
Saturday 9.30am – 7pm
Sunday 9.30am – 6pm


Bovey Castle Location

Map & Directions

Address

North Bovey
Dartmoor National Park
Devon
TQ13 8RE

Complimentary parking available


How to get here

Bovey Castle is situated in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park, in the heart of Devon. The hotel is easy to locate, just 45 minutes drive from Exeter International Airport and 40 minutes from Exeter St David's Station. Arrive in style and arrange for one of our cars  to collect you.

By car
The M4 from London, the M6 from the North West and the M1/M42 from the North East all link up with the M5, which will bring you south to Devon.

From the M5, take junction 31 signposted A30 Okehampton. Stay on the A30 for 16 miles, exiting at Whiddon Down and the junction signposted Moretonhampstead  A382. The road passes by a service station with a garage on the right, at the first roundabout turn left, still following signs for Moretonhampstead A382.

Stay on the A382 for 5.5 miles and at the roundabout just before Moretonhampstead, turn right to follow signs for Postbridge and Princetown, marked B3212. At the mini roundabout, go straight over and at the next roundabout, turn right again and follow signs for Postbridge and Princetown, B3212.

Stay on the B3212 for approximately 1.5 miles, Bovey Castle is on the left-hand side marked by large wrought iron gates and a lodge. If you are using SatNav, please enter 'Bovey Castle Golf Course.'


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Location & Local Attractions

There is so much to do at Bovey with its own activities, you must try and make time for the local attractions like the Becky Falls Woodland Park which is only 15mins away and has been welcoming visitors since 1903. It has even been voted Devon's top beauty spot and one of WWF's amazing family days out; with the breathtaking waterfalls and baby meerkats it is definitely a place to visit.

The Rock Gardens, Caves and Nursery is set in the old Palace Quarry where the parkland has been landscaped by Capability Brown, views over Dartmoor and caves to explore it even has the rare maidenhair tree (Ginkgo Biloba) and this is under 10 minute drive

The hotel is situated in Dartmoor National Park which is a unique attraction with the most magnificent views and walks all on your doorstep.

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Perfect weekend!

Anon, stayed: January 2019

What an amazing weekend we've just spent at Bovey Castle for my 40th Birthday. Beautiful surroundings, food, drink and service, which all exceeded our expectations. I just wish we could have stayed longer. The staff were attentive, happy and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you to everyone there for making my surprise weekend so special and memorable, we can't wait for an excuse to come back.

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Romantic anniversary celebration

KB, Devon, stayed: January 2019

What a fabulous place for a romantic celebration. We were well and truly spoiled - fantastic setting, relaxing pool and sumptuous tasting dining experience. Wonderful. Thank you!

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Lovely hotel let down by poor restaurant operations

Anon, stayed: December 2018

We stayed as a family at Bovey Castle for three nights in Dec 18. The hotel is set in a stunning location on Dartmoor and staff are helpful and attentive. The spa and swimming pool are lovely and meant that activities were not restricted by bad weather. The hotel room was cosy and well appointed, with nice touches of local sloe gin and cookies on arrival. Room staff were also pleasant and helpful when we had questions.

Overall this hotel would have had a 5 star review but for the terrible service and food quality in the Brasserie, which were 1 star at best. Despite large numbers of waiting staff, and an almost empty restaurant, our starters took over 40 mins to arrive, and main courses well over an hour. Staff were mainly chatting and joking with each other, rather than paying attention to guests. The food, when it eventually arrived, was bland and insipid. The childrens' menu was particularly poor - our burger was inedible and had to be sent back.

Food in the Great Western (fine dining) restaurant was much better but service was still extremely slow and could be vastly improved. It was disappointing to see such a fine hotel with excellent front of house teams let down by poor restaurant management. I would return only if the food operations were put under new management. Overall poor value for money.

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Two night break

Phil M, Wiltshire, stayed: November 2018

Two nights mid week as a get away. Wonderful experience, staff excellent and food in the Great Western very good.

Quite expensive but we enjoyed our time there. A relaxing break

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Beautiful setting

JJ, Gloucestershire, stayed: November 2018

Very welcoming. Reception rooms very cosy & comfortable with roaring fires. Bar areas well staffed & very attentive staff. Lovely walks around the hotel & golf course. Bedrooms spacious & well equipped, nice touches, sloe gin & Nespresso machine.

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Just what was needed

K Surrey, stayed: October 2018

Needed a luxury break and that is exactly what we got. Super room, coffee sloe gin nuts etc toiletries towels all great in the room.
Ambience in general welcoming and relaxing. Loved the book of walks that was available- and we used it!!
The extras like the falconry display were a delight.
Would love to come keep offering good deals then we can come again

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