Bovey Castle

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

Member since 2014

1 to 10 night stays
From £136 pppn for a 10 night stay
to £140 pppn for a 1 night stay

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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

Exclusive to Off Peak Luxury

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)

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2 night stay

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

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3 night stay

Package Price: £414 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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4 night stay

Package Price: £549 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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5 night stay

Package Price: £684 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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6 night stay

Package Price: £819 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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7 night stay

Package Price: £954 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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8 night stay

Package Price: £1,089 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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9 night stay

Package Price: £1,224 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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10 night stay

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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)

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2 night stay

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

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3 night stay

Package Price: £526.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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4 night stay

Package Price: £699 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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5 night stay

Package Price: £871.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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6 night stay

Package Price: £1,044 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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7 night stay

Package Price: £1,216.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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8 night stay

Package Price: £1,389 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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9 night stay

Package Price: £1,561.50 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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10 night stay

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

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Christmas in the Castle

Stay in a Castle room and receive:

  • Christmas Eve
    • Arrive for lunch and festive activities including cider and sloe gin making, plus various children's activities for those with little ones
    • Afternoon tea is served in the Cathedral room, accompanied by carol singing
    • In the evening, you can enjoy welcome drinks before a candle-lit dinner in the Great Western Restaurant. 
    • Optional midnight mass at a local church
  • Christmas Day
    • After breakfast excitement mounts as Father Christmas arrives at Bovey Castle
    • In the morning guests are invited to join in the scavenger hunt and take in some fresh air on a guided walk
    • Revelry begins with a drinks reception preceding a fabulous traditional Christmas lunch in the Great Western restaurant followed by the Queen's speech, tea, and mince pies. 
    • In the evening enjoy a buffet in the restaurant followed by a nightcap and stories by the fire
  • Boxing Day
    • After brunch, why not sign up for the golf tournament or enjoy a guided walk?  There's also the much-loved ferret racing and 'nearest the pin' golf competition, with mulled wine and hot chocolate on the South terrace. 
    • Afternoon tea will be served in the Cathedral room.  For those with little ones, there will be a festive high tea, story telling and a festive movie.
    • Findish your day with a 5-course black tie gala dinner in the Great Western
  • 27th December
    • Enjoy a full English breakfast before departing. 
  • Must be paid in full at the time of booking and is non-refundable in event of cancellation

3 night stay

Package Price: £1,575 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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New Year's Celebration Break

Stay in a Castle room and receive:

  • 30th December
    • Arrive for lunch and explore the estate, or relax in the Elan spa
    • Afternoon tea is served in the Cathedral room, and there will be children's activities for those staying with little ones
    • The evening will begin with whisky and cocktail tasting before a 3-course dinner in the Great Western restaurant
     
  • New Year's Eve
    • After breakfast, choose from a number of activities including egg collecting, falconry display, and a golf tournament
    • Enjoy a light lunch before a tipple in the Long Barn where there is a cider and sloe gin making class
    • Afternoon tea will be served in the Cathedral room after which you can try your hand at ferret racing or the 'nearest the pin' golf competition. Wine and Champagne tasting will also be available
    • Dress for dinner and arrive to welcome drinks with a piper, a 5-course black tie gala dinner, dancing to a live band and fireworks at midnight
  • New Year's Day
    • Full English breakfast will be served before departure
  • Must be paid in full at the time of booking and is non-refundable in event of cancellation

2 night stay

Package Price: £975 per person per stay (based on two sharing)

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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
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, 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
 

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. 

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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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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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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Enjoyable Autumn Break at Bovey Castle

Anon, stayed: October 2018

Lovely hotel set in the rolling lush hills in Devon. Impressive drive up to really welcoming hotel where nothing appeared too much trouble and my car was whisked away and our luggage taken to our room. Meals were good - although could have been better and we had to send one course back on the first night as it was undercooked. Breakfast was nice - good choice but not overly generous compared to other 5* hotels I have stayed at over the last few years - the chef could do a good poached egg though and I have found that rare. We did a number of activities and used the spa - all were great but not cheap. The biggest thing that annoyed me was the endless service charges they add to EVERYTHING - including 10 per night for the room. It isn't a cheap hotel but adding another tenner on each night to the room made it more so - it also doesn't go directly to the staff you might want to reward. Their website says that they make it clear that the service charge is discretionary but they certainly never mentioned this to us at any point. Would I stay again? Possibly - it was luxurious, hospitable and relaxing - just felt a bit overpriced and that they were aiming to get as much as possible from you. 30 odd to feed the deer was a bit steep in my opinion!

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PT, Hampshire, stayed: September 2018

Impeccable service throughout.

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Silver fox cambs, stayed: September 2018

Our 3rd visit sadly not all five's that we have given before but still a very relaxing experience

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Lovely weekend in a beautiful hotel

MR, Middlesex, stayed: September 2018

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5 star for dog owners

Geordie exile, stayed: September 2018

Had fantastic meal in the Great Western restaurant and highly recommended for food and service.
Only problem with hotel is that it allows dogs in every bedroom, so this is OK if you like dogs, but if not a bit strange to have a five star hotel with a bedroom with feint smells of dogs from previous occupants.
Cannot understand why hotel has to allow all bedrooms to have dogs? It would have been nice if some rooms had been "non dog rooms". Can dog owners not put threat dog in a kennel instead of a carpeted bedroom?
I think the hotel should let customers know in advance that its policy is to welcome dogs in all bedrooms.

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