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.
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 at 4.00pm.
Check-out at 11.00am.
Also Worth Knowing
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.
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.
Complimentary activities include: morning falconry display, meeting the ferrets, egg collecting and seeing the chickens, croquet, petanque , children’s climbing frame, swings, trampoline, brass rubbing trail, tennis courts- hard and grass in the summer season, gym, sauna, steam room, bike riding.
Activities include: Archery, air rifles, clay pigeon shooting, cider and sloe gin making, deer park tours, fawn feeding, falconry, fly fishing, horse-drawn carriage rides, and off-road driving experiences. All of these are bookable online or via phone, and are recommended to arrange prior to your stay.
Join us in ‘The Tasting Room,’ an exclusive concept at Bovey Castle, for a fantastic evening of sophisticated dining. Try our 7-course tasting menu specially created each season with fresh local produce. Our Sommelier has hand-picked a selection of fine wines to complement each course. For the ultimate fine dining experience choose one of our optional wine flights.
Discover the true meaning of ‘fine dining’ where we will be serving cutting edge, refined dishes along with knowledgeable and exceptional service where you will be educated on each course about the dishes and their wine pairing.
We are passionate about providing a professional service, our team is here to create a memorable experience with approachable and friendly faces who will actively engage with you and supply knowledge to enhance your experience.
Opening times – Thursday – Monday
Choose your dining time from: 6:00pm / 6:15pm / 6:30pm / 6:45pm
Dress code: Smart casual. For groups of 5+ a £20 deposit per person is required at time of booking.
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 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:
Spa: Monday to Sunday from 9.00am until 5.00pm
Pool & Gym: Monday to Sunday from 7.00am until 8.00pm
Include a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. The hotel gym is stocked with a full range of Precor, cardiovascular and strength equipment.
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).
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
Offers & Packages
Our Best Deal
Stay Longer at the Castle – 7 nights for the price of 5 & 5 nights for the price of 4
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 7 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)
Get 5 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)
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. Offer valid from 4th September 2022 – 16th December 2022.
Available until 16/12/2022
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Summer Staycation at Bovey Castle
Summer is here and our hotel is the perfect destination for a relaxing staycation break! Enjoy a fabulous summer break at Bovey Castle…
Discover a summer break away to Dartmoor National Park in the heart of Devon, the perfect destination for a UK Summer Staycation with so much to see and do in the surrounding area. On a sunny day explore our beautiful 275 acres of estate with plenty of wonderful walking routes through Dartmoor National Park with breath-taking views or take part in some of our daily activities including fly fishing, archery, horseback riding, and off-road driving experiences. After a day of exploring Dartmoor return to the hotel to a delicious dinner either in the Smith’s Brasserie or The Tasting Room. Rise each morning to a Full English Breakfast, to prepare you for a day of adventure!
Look no further than Bovey Castle for a fabulous Staycation UK summer break.
Our Summer Staycation offer includes:
Three nights’ accommodation
Dinner in Smith’s Brasserie on one night*
Dinner in The Tasting Room on one night**
Full English breakfast each morning
We know plans can change so this offer also has flexible cancellation terms.
Prices from £399.00 per room, per night (based on two people sharing a (Classic room)
T&C’s apply. Subject to availability. Flexible cancellation terms. **£45.00 per person dinner allocation in Smith’s Brasserie. **£95 per person dinner allocation in The Tasting Room.
Available until 30/08/2022
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Explore More on the Moor Lodge Offer – 7 nights for the price of 5 or 5 nights for the price of 4
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! Our lodge dining concept is a no fuss, perfectly cooked and prepared selection of family favourites. 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. Discover our range of lodge dining menus and pantry packs 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.
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)
Minimum 7-night stay. Offer valid from 4th September until 16th December 2022
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)
Minimum 5-night stay. Offer valid until 16th December 2022.
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. Lodges are serviced by housekeeping after every third night and will require the lodge to be vacant.
Available until 16/12/2022
Call now to book
Last Minute Getaways
Self-catering Lodge Summer Staycation at Bovey Castle
Explore a luxurious, timeless break within the heart of Devon with our self-catering lodge Summer Staycation.
Our beautiful lodges all have their own characteristics, while maintaining the same standard of luxury facilities and accommodation that you would expect from a 5-star award winning hotel. Our lodges are nestled amongst the trees and tucked away for idyllic privacy, overlooking the surrounding grounds based within Dartmoor National Park, filling the outdoors with nothing but tranquillity and sounds of nature. Our lodges are just a short walk from the hotel, or if you would prefer to experience the full countryside views, allow us to chauffeur you to and from the lodges in our golf buggies while you take in the picturesque views!
Within our lodges are three double bedrooms with a fully equipped kitchen including fridge, freezer, oven, dishwasher, microwave and stunning dining area. On a beautiful, sunny day fling open the doors and wander out onto your balcony to bask in the sunshine, which can also feature a BBQ with a delicious BBQ pack if you fancy a little outdoor cooking. Or discover our delicious lodge dining options on one evening of your stay!
Look no further than our Bovey Castle Lodges for a fabulous Staycation UK summer break.
Our Lodge Summer Staycation offer includes:
Three nights’ accommodation
Lodge Dining for up to 4 people on one evening of stay*
We know plans can change so this offer also has flexible cancellation terms.
Prices from £764.00 per night (based on 6 people sharing a self-catering lodge)
T&C’s apply. Subject to availability. Flexible cancellation terms. *Lodge Dining from “Big Night In” or “Take Me Away” menu on one evening for up to 4 people. Dinner order is required prior to arrival and is for a savoury course.
Available until 25/08/2022
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Embracing Nature at Bovey Castle
Located within the spectacular Dartmoor National Park, connect with nature in this immersive experience.
Arrive to an Indulgent Afternoon Tea enjoyed either by the lake on the estate or in one of our fabulous public rooms.
After a delicious Breakfast, choose one of our suggested revitalising itineraries including wild swimming on Dartmoor, forest bathing in the tranquillity of ancient woodland, or soaking up the stunning view from one of the Tors.
Return to Bovey Castle for a relaxing Full Body Inner Calm Aromatherapy Massage, enhance your relaxation with Restful Pulse Point Oil and Pillow Mist before drifting off to sleep.
Details: 2 night package, £467 per room, night based, on double occupancy, including breakfast each morning, 2 x 55minute Full Body Inner Calm Aromatherapy Massage, 2 x Full Afternoon Tea.
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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.
25 miles from Exeter International Airport
Attractions Near Bovey Castle
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.
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 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.
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
Please call Bovey Castle for more information.
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.
Bovey Castle is licensed for civil ceremonies.
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)