Iconic luxury castle in the heart of Devon's Dartmoor National Park
Member since 2014
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.
OPL Exclusive details
Stay 3 nights 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
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- 5AA Red Star property
- 18-hole championship course
- 3 AA Rosettes
- Choice of recently refurbished Restaurants
- Award winning spa and treatment rooms
- Panaoramic views of the 275-acre estate
- Individually designed bedrooms
How to find Bovey Castle
Dartmoor National Park
Good to know
Hotel check-in time:
Hotel check-out time:
7:30am to 11am
12pm-3pm - light lunch
At 2pm-4:30pm this is Monday - Friday and then 1pm to :4:30pm Saturday and Sunday
Brasserie - 6pm onward
Great Western Restaurant - 7pm onwards - please note this restaurant is closed on Sundays and Mondays
In the Great Western Restaurant please wear smart attire, no ripped denim or sports wear
Complimentary parking available
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.
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
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.
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.
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