Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Bovey Castle

In the heart of Dartmoor National Park and 15 minutes from the A30, the historic, Bovey Castle sits high on the valley's edge. It offers a spa and golf course, and free parking. The castle is situated over 3 floors and overlooks Edwardian gardens, the golf course and the River Bovey. Some bedrooms have views, and all have facilities for making tea and coffee and a TV. There are two restaurant choices for dining, The Great Western Grill, with à la carte menu, offering traditional favourites, meats, grills, steaks, house specials, fish and shellfish. Dishes range from dressed Brixham crab salad to red wine braised oxtail cottage pie, and poached native lobster with truffle macaroni cheese. Also the Smith’s Brasserie offers dishes inspired from the Mediterranean, with countryside views and a fire pit. Bovey Castle also offers a choice of breakfast and afternoon tea. The hotel offers activities, including falconry displays, woodland walks, a indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam room, gym, a range of beauty treatments and a range of activities on site including a 4x4 off road track, sloe gin making, rifle shooting, clay pigeon shooting and archery.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian

Free parking available at the hotel


Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
Bedroom 1:
1 extra-large double bed
Bedroom 2:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 3:
2 single beds
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Sustainability certification

This property has one or more third-party sustainability certifications.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
8.6
Facilities
8.9
Cleanliness
9.2
Comfort
9.2
Value for money
7.5
Location
9.4
Free WiFi
8.2
Low score for Moretonhampstead
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Adrian
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Friendly & helpful staff. Wonderful characterful place in stunning setting with superb food
  • Rosemarie
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    A fabulous Neo -Jacobean mansion in glorious grounds, with friendly staff and delicious food.
  • Sophie
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    I really enjoyed our stay at Bovey castle. It’s a beautiful building in a stunning setting, the weather was awful, but it was still beautiful. The staff were the standout part of the stay, always so friendly and helpful.

Hotel surroundings

Restaurants
2 restaurants on site

  • Smiths Brasserie
    • Cuisine
      Mediterranean
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free • Dairy-free
  • Great Western Grill
    • Cuisine
      British
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of Bovey Castle
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • 2 restaurants
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Fitness centre
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Activities
  • Archery
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Tennis equipment
  • Horse riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Table tennis
  • Billiards
  • Children's playground
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
  • Tennis court
Media & Technology
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Baby safety gates
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Trouser press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business centre
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Pet bowls
  • Grocery deliveries
    Additional charge
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Emergency cord in bathroom
  • Higher level toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Indoor swimming pool
Free!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool with view
  • Heated pool
  • Swimming pool toys
  • Pool/beach towels
Wellness
  • Fitness/spa locker rooms
  • Fitness
  • Full body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Light therapy
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty Services
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa and wellness centre
    Additional charge
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
Languages spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Latvian
  • Polish
  • Romanian

House rules

Bovey Castle takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

From 16:00 to 23:00

Check-out

From 07:00 to 11:00

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 15 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
£20 per child, per night
Cot upon request
£20 per child, per night
3 - 14 years
Extra bed upon request
£20 per child, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

Groups

When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Cash is not accepted Bovey Castle accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

- Rooms are serviced daily, and lodges every 3 days.

- Children may use the indoor pool between 09:00 and 17:00 when accompanied by an adult.

Please note that all special requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

- The property cannot accept bookings of more than 4 rooms or 2 lodges.

- If you are travelling with children, please ensure any requests you make are confirmed.

- Spa treatments and activities can be booked for an extra charge and it is recommended this is done prior to arrival to avoid disappointment.

- Please pre-book all dinner and breakfast requirements.

- Lodge guests access to all hotel facilities including dining, and there is a limited food offering to the lodges.

- One dog can be accommodated at the property in the Single, & Classic rooms and 2 medium size dogs in the Castle, Valley and Family Rooms for an additional fee of GBP 25 per dog per night. Guests must inform the property when booking if bringing a dog. Please note the following with regard to their stay:

- All dogs must be aged 6 months or over and fully house-trained;

- Dogs must be kept on a lead around the estate (please avoid walking on the golf course);

- Dogs are welcome in the hotel in the bedrooms, Cathedral Room, the Library, the seating area under the main stairs and the South Terrace;

- Dogs are not allowed in the Oak Bar, The Adam Room and the Great Western Grill.

- Should you wish to have your dog with you at dinner there are a limited number of dog friendly tables available Smith's Brasserie so please pre-book. Alternatively we are able to serve dinner in the Cathedral Room should you wish to dine with your dog;

- Dogs are not allowed on any furniture, and should you wish to leave them for a short while whilst you are in the hotel we can provide a crate for them on request.

Please inform Bovey Castle in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

FAQs about Bovey Castle

  • Bovey Castle offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Spa and wellness centre
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Fitness centre
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Children's playground
    • Billiards
    • Table tennis
    • Fishing
    • Tennis court
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Horse riding
    • Walking tours
    • Tennis equipment
    • Fitness/spa locker rooms
    • Beauty Services
    • Archery
    • Facial treatments
    • Swimming Pool
    • Waxing services
    • Manicure
    • Pedicure
    • Body treatments
    • Body scrub
    • Body wrap
    • Light therapy
    • Spa facilities
    • Steam room
    • Spa lounge/relaxation area
    • Spa/wellness packages
    • Back massage
    • Neck massage
    • Foot massage
    • Head massage
    • Hand massage
    • Full body massage
    • Fitness

  • Guests staying at Bovey Castle can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • À la carte

  • Room options at Bovey Castle include:

    • Triple
    • Single
    • Double
    • Quadruple
    • Apartment

  • The prices at Bovey Castle may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Yes, there is a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Bovey Castle on this page.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Bovey Castle is 1.6 miles from the centre of Moretonhampstead. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Bovey Castle is from 16:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Bovey Castle has 2 restaurants:

    • Great Western Grill
    • Smiths Brasserie