Staying at Bovey Castle is a timeless experience.

First opened in 1930 by Great Western Railways it exudes the charm of the glorious decade it was born into. Effortlessly elegant, almost beyond belief, from the period print wall coverings to the vaulted ceilings, intricate stonemasonry and palatial fireplaces.

Breathe deeply outdoors as you take in the unrivalled views of Dartmoor National Park or walk the historic 18-hole golf course. Journey into the deer park; these glades, meadows and woodland trails are home to over 175 fallow deer. The Art Deco pool and the Gentleman’s Quarter of the Elan Spa await indoors.

Run a hand along the wood panelled walls, imagine the scenes this castle has seen; the elegant attire of bygone guests, the gatherings, the friendships formed, the love affairs realised. This is a special place indeed.

We are pleased to confirm that Bovey Castle have achieved the AA COVID-19 Confident Accreditation, plus we now have all our COVID-19 procedures in place.

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Need to Know

Check-in

Check-in at 3.00pm.

Check-out

Check-out at 11.00am.

Also Worth Knowing

Children

There is no minimum age at Bovey Castle – families are welcome. Children under 14 years are not permitted to use the gym. Children up to the age of 4 years are accommodated free of charge in a cot or on an extra bed (except in a Single or Classic room). Children aged 5-16 years can be accommodated in parent’s room on an extra bed at the cost of £20 per night, inclusive of English breakfast (except in a Single or Classic room). For two children, interconnecting rooms can be requested, or book a family room.

Hotel Facilities

Hotel Bar

The Oak Bar boasts an enormous array of whiskies and spirits, with the very best malts and fine Armagnac’s, some dating back to the time the house was built. There are, of course, plenty of wonderful cocktails to sample and our mixologists are constantly developing more.

Activities

Complimentary activities include daily falconry display, daily egg collecting, pool, gymnasium, sauna, steam room, badminton or volleyball, croquet/boules/petanque, table tennis and swings, tennis.

Dining

Unfortunately the Great Western Restaurant is not open for lunch or dinner at this time.

The 3 AA Rosette Great Western Restaurant is just a little bit special. We’re not in the market for stuffy dining where you feel like you need to whisper behind your napkin. Great Western Restaurant is relaxed and comfortable, yet upscale and classy. We call it ‘exclusive dining’ actually, purely because it’s an experience you won’t find anywhere else in the South West.

Our roots are firmly planted in classical cookery, recalling the glamour of the restaurant’s Art Deco origins and echoes of a bygone era. They say the first bite is with the eye, so from the very start you are in for a treat as beautifully presented dishes, using locally sourced ingredients, are placed at your fingertips.

The ambience lends itself well to dapper tailoring and a fancy frock so feel free to glam up and feel special for an evening of splendid food and wine.
Image the best pubs in the land, You’ll be thinking countryside views, roaring fires, a welcoming atmosphere, cosy seating and delicious aromas drifting from the kitchen. Got an image in your head? Well Smith’s Brasserie is that, but better.

Relaxed and inviting, bang on trend yet unpretentious and most certainly classic British dining at its best. Smith’s is the kind of place where you can dress up and make it special with a  glass of Champagne or dress it down and bring the kids for a family lunch after a day out on the resort.

You can spend some ‘me time’ curled up with a good book and hot chocolate in front of the fire pit or some ‘we time’ catching up over cocktails.

We don’t stand on ceremony here and we don’t want you to either so just chill out and prepare to do some serious relaxing in stylish surroundings.

The Spa

The ESPA spa

The ESPA spa at 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 have been created to relax, revive and restore the body and spirit.

Spa opening times:

9.00am – 7.00pm daily

Spa facilities:

Include a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. The hotel gym is stocked with a full range of Precor, cardiovascular and strength equipment.

Exclusive Use

Max Capacity: 124
Cost per night: from £24,000
Min cost per person:
All bedrooms, within main hotel and lodges, full English breakfast, exclusive all public areas (excluding the library, Castle Bistro, spa, pool, gym and golf course).

Pricing

Guide price: From £179 per room per night

For best available rates call 0800 089 3929

What the Experts Say

“Baronial Bovey has low-key luxury nailed. Muddy boots are welcome in this stately pile which boasts stone fireplaces, mullioned windows, elegant staircases and plush bedrooms. The hotel restaurant is a capacious art deco affair.”

The Observer Magazine

Contact

Address

Bovey Castle

North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, TQ13 8RE.

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Reservations

Proprietor

Sir Peter Rigby

Director

Mark E. Chambers

Offers & Packages

Inclusive Packages

Explore More on the Moor

Give yourself extra time to ‘explore more on the moor’ with a fabulous private lodge break offer, get either five nights for the price of four or seven nights for the price of five! Fashioned from local granite and vaulted with English oak, our stunning self-catering lodges have three en-suite bedrooms, a kitchen, open plan lounge and dining area, giving you the freedom to plan your holiday your way. Choose one of the best luxury Devon lodge breaks at Bovey Castle this year.

Our lodges are set in 275 acres of Dartmoor National Park with nature trails, river walks beside the River Bovey and a range of outdoor activities for you to enjoy. With lots of wide open spaces for you to explore, there’s endless countryside dog walking routes with breath-taking views you can experience with your furry best friend. If you love the outdoors as much as us, Bovey Castle is the perfect place for you! There’s no need to leave the resort because you have access to all the resort facilities and we have family friendly activities available everyday including archery, air rifle shooting, bike hire, clay pigeon shooting, deer park tours, fly fishing and falconry. Or explore North Bovey and the surrounding villages on a majestic horse-drawn carriage ride. If you’re looking for one of the best Devon lodge breaks, Bovey Castle won’t disappoint!

When it comes to dining in your private lodge, you have plenty of options to choose from, for example, choose one of our takeaway style menus delivered directly to your door cooked and ready to eat! Or if you prefer to cook for yourself why not opt for one of the pantry packs, perfect to enjoy from the comfort of your own lodge. Our lodge dining concept is a no fuss, perfectly cooked and prepared selection of family favourites. Discover our range of lodge dining menus here.  Or if you fancy dining out, why not head up to the hotel and book a table in the award-winning Smith’s Brasserie.

 

GET 5 NIGHTS FOR THE PRICE OF 4!

 

Price from £2,776.00 for the total stay (based on up to six people sharing a self-catering lodge)

 

 

GET 7 NIGHTS FOR THE PRICE OF 5!

 

Price from £3,470.00 for the total stay (based on up to six people sharing a self-catering lodge)

 

T&C’s apply. Reservations fully prepaid at the time of booking.  Reservations cannot be cancelled or refunded, but can be transferred to a new date up to 7 days prior to arrival.  Prices quoted include discount.  Subject to availability.  Minimum 5 night stay. Lodges are serviced by housekeeping after every third night and will require the lodge to be vacant.

 

Available until 25/03/2022

Call now to book

Stay for Longer at The Castle

Spend extra time on Dartmoor with a fabulous hotel offer at Bovey Castle.  Choose either five nights for the price of four or seven nights for the price of five! Enjoy a luxurious stay in one of our hotel bedrooms, with every finishing touch selected to complement the warmth and elegance that Bovey Castle is renowned for. Choose the best hotel in Devon for a luxury Autumn and Winter stay on Dartmoor this year…

Bovey Castle is set in 275 acres of Dartmoor National Park with nature trails, riverside walks next to the tranquil River Bovey and exciting outdoor activities for you to get involved in. If you love exploring the outdoors as much as us, Bovey Castle is the perfect place for you. There’s no need to leave the resort because we have amazing activities available everyday including archery, air rifle shooting, bike hire, clay pigeon shooting, deer park tours, fly fishing and falconry. We also have lots of wide open spaces for you to enjoy, there’s endless walking routes with breath-taking views you can explore with your furry best friend. Or if you do want to get out and about, why not explore North Bovey and the surrounding villages on a majestic horse-drawn carriage ride? Book the best hotel in Devon for an unrivalled staycation – you won’t be disappointed!

Why not enjoy a visit to our exclusive restaurant whilst staying with us? The Tasting Room is a unique and immersive experience.  Sample an exquisite tasting menu showcasing only the best local and seasonal produce with professional but non-obtrusive service and cutting edge refined dishes dreamed up by our Executive Head Chef, Mark Budd.

 

GET FIVE NIGHTS FOR THE PRICE OF 4!

 

Price from £856.00 for the total stay (based on two people sharing a Classic room on a room only basis)

 

GET SEVEN NIGHTS FOR THE PRICE OF 5!

 

Price from £1,070.00 for the total stay (based on two people sharing a Classic room on a room only basis)

 

T&C’s apply. Reservations fully prepaid at the time of booking.  Reservations cannot be cancelled or refunded, but can be transferred to a new date up to 6 days prior to arrival.  Prices quoted include discount.  Subject to availability.  Offer is room only.  Minimum 5 night stay.

Available until 25/03/2022

Call now to book

Seasonal Offers

Winter Staycation at Bovey Castle

Winter is here and our beautiful hotel is a luxurious destination for a cosy break. Put your feet up in and relax in style with a Winter Staycation at Bovey Castle…

 

Spend a winter break away in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, the perfect destination for a UK Winter Staycation with so much to see and do at Bovey Castle. Explore our 275 acres and take part in our daily activities or discover the wonders of Dartmoor National Park with plenty of winter walking routes and visit the beautiful Castle Drogo. Bovey Castle turns into a magical winter wonderland during the winter months with wonderful frosty views over Dartmoor National Park. After a wintery day exploring the area return to Bovey Castle to relax with an ‘Eden Ardbeg’ cocktail, before tucking into a delicious dinner in Smith’s Brasserie or the ‘Tasting Room’.

 

Look no further than Bovey Castle for a fabulous Staycation UK winter break.

 

Our Winter Staycation offer includes:

Two night’s accommodation

An ‘Eden Ardbeg’ cocktail

Dinner in Smith’s Brasserie or ‘Tasting Room’ on one evening

Full English breakfast both mornings

 

Prices from £349.00 per room per night (based on two people sharing a Classic room)

 

We know plans can change so this offer also has flexible cancellation terms.

 

T&C’s apply. Subject to availability. Flexible cancellation terms.

Available until 28/02/2022

Call now to book
More Details

Map

Directions

By Road

Join the M5 South to Devon and the West Country. From M5, take J31 signposted A30 Okehampton. Stay on A30 for approximately 16 miles exiting at Whiddon Down and the junction signposted Moretonhampstead, A382

Stay on the A382 for approximately 7 miles into Moretonhampstead, and turn right on to the B3212 towards Postbridge. Stay on the B3212 for approximately 2 miles. Bovey Castle is on the left hand side marked by large wrought iron gates and a Gate Lodge.

By Air

25 miles from Exeter International Airport

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Attractions Near Bovey Castle

Dartmoor National Park

For those that love walks and trails, Dartmoor National Park is the perfect place to visit. With over 260m² of moorland to cover, hours can be spent exploring the barren terrain and discovering its incredible wildlife such as the Dartmoor ponies that gather across the national park all year round.

Devon Beaches

Just a short drive from the coast visitors often spent a day or two out at local beaches, namely South Sands, Dawlish Warren, Bantham  and Teignmouth. During the summer months the Devon beaches emulate a Mediterranean climate and also have lifeguards on hand to keep beach safety secure.

Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Located in the quaint city of Exeter is the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and is just a half an hour’s drive from Bovey Castle. The museum is home to a number of fascinating collections that include local archaeology, an assortment of rock and fossils, decorative arts, and much more. Entry to the museum is free and can be visited between the hours of 10am and 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday.

The Eden Project

The Eden Project in Cornwall is a great day out for the whole family: explore the largest indoor rainforest in the world and explore how we can all work with the land towards a better future. The charity and social enterprise has stunning gardens, fantastic arts and music events as well as environmental projects on their doorstep. Some of the projects they work on go towards bringing about environment, social and economic regeneration with the main purpose to inspire people about the world we live in.

Crealy Adventure Park

Crealy Adventure Park is a multi-award-winning family theme park located in Devon featuring some amazing rides and attractions as well as top class events and live shows throughout the year.

Weddings at Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle is a historic manor house transformed from a long-forgotten railway hotel into a luxury five red star resort, set within 275-acres of estate on Dartmoor. Upon arrival at Bovey Castle, guests pass through the imposing iron gateway, down the long sweeping drive, through the championship 18-hole golf course and there at the end is the hotel. There are countless wedding venues in Devon, but Bovey Castle is the only five-star and truly luxurious wedding venue in the county, set within a privileged location on Dartmoor.

Need to know

Facilities & Features

For fairy-tale romance, the groom can arrange with Bovey Castle’s falconer, Martin Whitley, for the rings to be delivered by Archimedes, a white-faced Shops owl, who swoops down the aisle and lands on the glove of either the best man or page boy. A truly amazing spectacular for the bride and her wedding guests! Entertain guests with a ‘nearest the pin’ golf competition, ferret racing, cocktail making in the Oak Bar, clay pigeon shooting or a falconry display with the hotel’s two eagles.

Cathedral Room – max 150 guests.

A beautiful, regal style room with balcony area, roof high ceilings and feature fireplace, with stunning views over the valley from every window. There is direct access to the South Terrace, which overlooks the estate, making this room ideal for a civil ceremony or welcome drinks

Adam Room – max 40 guests.

Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful rooms at Bovey Castle, with its iconic chandelier and period décor complemented by spectacular views of the hotel estate and countryside

The Library – max 20 guests.

A warm and intimate room, ideal for small civil ceremonies. The room features a large fireplace with views over the valley and has access onto the South Terrace – perfect for celebratory drinks following the ceremony

Summerhouse – max 100 guests.

Set in a quiet corner of our grounds and flanked by tall hedges and herbaceous borders, the Summerhouse is your opportunity to have your civil ceremony outdoors at Bovey Castle. Drinks can follow on our croquet lawn, overlooking the picturesque lake

Portico/South Terrace – max 70 guests.

The Portico on the South Terrace is one of the most desirable wedding locations at Bovey Castle. Seating is typically arranged in a semi-circle so as to emphasise the grandiose flight of stairs that lead from the lawns of the South Terrace up to the Portico, taking in panoramic estate and

Menu Options

Please call Bovey Castle for more information.

Packages

With exclusive use of Bovey Castle, the hotel becomes yours for the day. Your guests are greeted upon arrival and ushered into the luxurious hospitality of your very own country home, where your wedding celebrations begin in the utmost style and privileged ambiance.

Civil Ceremonies

Bovey Castle is licensed for civil ceremonies.

Planning Services

Planning services are not available directly through Bovey Castle.

Meetings at Bovey Castle

Day delegate rate: from £49 per person, including meeting room hire and equipment, pastries or bacon rolls on arrival, unlimited tea and coffee, lunch and an afternoon pick me up of cup cakes, tray bakes or Devon cream tea.

24-hour delegate rate: from £225 per person, including all the above with dinner, bed and breakfast

Max no of delegates:
50 (boardroom style)
130 (theatre style)