The Oxenham Arms Hotel & Restaurant
South Zeal, South Zeal, EX20 2JT, United Kingdom –
Excellent location — rated 9.3/10! (score from 249 reviews)
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Superior Double Room with Four Poster Bed
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Double Room with Four Poster Bed
Double or Twin Room with Garden View
Twin Room with Countryside View
Luxury Double Room with Four Poster Bed & View
King Room with Four Poster Bed
The Oxenham Arms is a 4 Star Gold rated English Heritage Grade II Star listed hotel. It is unique in the world, constructed around a massive prehistoric monolith 5000 years ago called the South Zeal Menhir. In 1190 a Benedictine Monastery was built around the stone and that monastery forms the hotel today. A French family called The Burgoynes added the manor house to the front of the monastery in 1350. In the late 1400's two earls, The Earls of Oxenham bought the estate and this then became The Oxenham Manor. The Oxenham's gained a licence in the year 1477 for the building to become an Inn. During the 1500's the grandson of the Oxenhams, John Oxenham was born here. John Oxenham is remembered today on Plymouth Ho with a memorial as he went on to become a famous sea Captain and 1st Navigator for the English Fleet with Sir Francis Drake. Many famous people have stayed in our guest rooms over the years, the most famous being Charles Dickens who wrote some of The Pickwick Papers here in the year 1836. Today we have 7 hotel rooms, lovely restaurant and bar food, five acres of ground and beautiful gardens with fine views of Dartmoor. We are in the middle of a medieval village.
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Property surroundings –
- Castle Drogo 4.9 miles
- Ashbury Golf Club 5.7 miles
- Lydford Castle 10.4 miles
Restaurants and markets
- South Zeal Stores & Post Office Supermarket 0 miles
- Okehampton Town Edwardian Arcade & High Street Shopping Supermarket 2 miles
- Okehampton Farmers Market Market 2 miles
- Tavistock Pannier Market Market 8 miles
- Exeter Quay and Shopping Market 12 miles
- The River Taw and National Trust Finch Foundry Lake 1 miles
- Castle Drogo National Trust River 5 miles
- Lydford Gorge National Trust River 5 miles
- Exeter City & Cathedral Ski lift 18 miles
- Devon or Cornwall Beaches Sea/ocean 28 miles
- Exeter International Airport 21.8 miles
- Newquay Cornwall Airport 51.4 miles
- Cardiff Airport 52.6 miles
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The 1477 Bar
Open for: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, High tea, Cocktail hour
The Monastery Restaurant
Cuisine: British, European
Open for: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, High tea
The Oak Dining Room
Open for: Lunch, Dinner, High tea
5 reasons to choose The Oxenham Arms Hotel & Restaurant
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They speak 5 languages
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- Sun terrace
Pets are not allowed.
- Bikes available (free)
- Horse riding Off-site (Additional charge)
- Cycling Off-site
- Children's playground
- Fishing Off-site (Additional charge)
- Golf course (within 3 km) (Additional charge)
- Tennis court Off-site (Additional charge)
Food & Drink
- Special diet menus (on request)
- Snack bar
- Restaurant (à la carte)
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
- Private check-in/check-out
- Concierge service
- Luggage storage
- Tour desk
Entertainment and family services
- Children television networks
- Kids' outdoor play equipment
- Books, DVDs, music for children
- Board games/puzzles
- Daily maid service
- Ironing service (Additional charge)
- Dry cleaning (Additional charge)
- Laundry (Additional charge)
- Fax/photocopying (Additional charge)
- Meeting/banquet facilities
- Shared lounge/TV area
- Airport shuttle (additional charge)
- Shuttle service (additional charge)
- Designated smoking area
- Non-smoking throughout
- Shops (on site)
- Car hire
- Packed lunches
- Gift shop
- Bridal suite
- VIP room facilities
- Non-smoking rooms
- Newspapers (Additional charge)
- Room service
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14:30 - 23:00
07:00 - 10:30
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and extra beds
Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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