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 (value £12pp)
  • Dinner for two each evening in Smith's Brasserie (£40pp allowance towards food – guests can upgrade to the Great Western 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)
  • *The Great Western is closed on Sunday and Monday evenings
October to March
1st Oct  to  31st Mar
April to September
1st Apr  to  30th Sep

1 night stay

Package Price: £150 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £300 per room

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Package Price: £299 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £598 per room

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Package Price: £444 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £888 per room

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Package Price: £734 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,468 per room

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Package Price: £894 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,788 per room

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Package Price: £1,054 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £2,108 per room

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9 night stay

Package Price: £1,344 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £2,688 per room

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Package Price: £1,489 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £2,978 per room

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Exclusive Country Getaway - Valley Castle Room

Exclusive to Off Peak Luxury

Stay in a Valley room and receive:

  • A chilled glass of Prosecco with dinner on the first evening (value £12pp)
  • Dinner for two each evening in Smith's Brasserie (£40pp allowance towards food – guests can upgrade to the Great Western 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)
  • **The Great Western is closed on Sunday and Monday evenings
October to March
1st Oct  to  31st Mar
April to September
1st Apr  to  30th Sep

1 night stay

Package Price: £190 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £380 per room

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2 night stay

Package Price: £374 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £748 per room

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3 night stay

Package Price: £556.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,113 per room

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4 night stay

Package Price: £739 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,478 per room

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5 night stay

Package Price: £921.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £1,843 per room

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6 night stay

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

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7 night stay

Package Price: £1,316.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £2,633 per room

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8 night stay

Package Price: £1,499 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £2,998 per room

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9 night stay

Package Price: £1,681.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £3,363 per room

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10 night stay

Package Price: £1,864 per person per stay (based on two sharing) £3,728 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 - please note this restaurant is closed on Sundays and Mondays
 


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 - please note this restaurant is closed on Sundays and Mondays
 


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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Raymond B, Somerset, stayed: May 2019

Thank you again for all the staff they were brilliant I just like to say we couldn't find a better place to stay for 25th wedding anniversary and really could enjoy ourselves once again thank you

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JL, Cornwall, stayed: April 2019

Excellent mini break that provided all the relaxation we needed. The staff could not have been more welcoming and compete with the setting in making Bovey Castle a place we will return to many times now we have discovered it. Sloe gin was wonderful as well!

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Anon, stayed: April 2019

Bovey Castle was wonderful - perfect for a 70th birthday. The food was excellent although we found the service in the Great Western over fussy but very polite.

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Enjoyable but expensive

Anon, stayed: April 2019

We recently stayed at Bovey Castle with friends,
It is a lovely comfortable hotel with excellent rooms, but can be expensive.
We didn t expect to be charged 10 per night for turning the bed down and room cleaning. This should really be part of the cost of staying in the hotel not an extra charge. The charge was removed when we complained but I feel should not have been levied in the first place.
Having said that we enjoyed our stay and the staff were friendly and helpful.
The setting is fabulous and the reception rooms restful and attractive.

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Worth a visit

Becky, Bath, stayed: March 2019

Bovey Castle is more than a stay it is an experience. If you want to experience 5stars then you would not be disappointed here. The staff are friendly, welcoming and very customer focused. The attention to detail and the small things like checking your room is ok makes a huge difference. Though it is expensive to stay there is no snobbery and the atmosphere relaxed. Give it a go spoil yourself.

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Peter, Oxfordshire, stayed: March 2019

A most enjoyable short break at this excellent hotel. Food first class. Staff very friendly. Room excellent. Lounges luxurious. Only one minor warning of zero mobile phone coverage.

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FM, Hampshire, stayed: March 2019

We booked this hotel through Saturday Telegraph Travel and found it exactly as described. A little remote with exciting rural road approaches especially in wind and rain but relaxing on arrival. Staff responded to being spoken to especially in " Smiths".

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A restful couple of days

Katherine, Dorset, stayed: February 2019

We were looking for a couple of relaxing days away from day to day life - and certainly found that at Bovey Castle. The walk along the river was beautiful, the pool was peaceful and the room was very comfortable. And the bed was lovely!

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