Bovey Castle Hotel and Spa | Dartmoor National Park
Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor, England
This grand stately pile on a wearing estate in Dartmoor countrywide Park caters to each whim, whether rugged outdoor interests or best dining and pampering. Facilities galore and remarkable service makes it hard to fault.
Bovey citadel’s scenic area overlooking lushly wooded hills on the western facet of Dartmoor countrywide Park is top-notch. On the doorstep is 368 rectangular miles of wasteland, dotted with Stone Age stone-hut circles, historical glades, heather-included moorland roamed with the aid of wild horses, and villages lost in time. A 20-minute walk along a wooded river takes you to the thirteenth-century thatched village of North Bovey, one of the moor’s prettiest, while the quiet foodie city of Chagford is a fifteen-minute drive away. The closest seashores are 45 mins by car.
Fashion and Character
This baronial granite u . s. house, built in 1906 for stationery giant WH Smith, is playing a revival underneath new owners The Eden hotel collection, having formerly misplaced its famous person scores. A £3.5million refit has retained all the terrific period features – large stone fireplaces, sweeping mahogany staircases, ornate plaster ceilings, o.k.paneling, mullion windows – and injected a generous dose of glamour in shimmering wallpapers, feather-stuffed sofas, and lush fabric. Looking onto a conventional Dartmoor tor and tree-clad valley, the perspectives are stunning.
Service and Facilities
interior, there’s a heated swimming pool and whirlpool with deckchairs overlooking the grounds, plus a steam room, sauna, and health club, even as the ESPA Spa gives an intensive range of remedies. Out of doors, inside the 275-acre grounds, there’s an 18-hollow championship golf path, tennis courts, a croquet pitch, archery, and rifle variety, placing inexperienced, helipad, and beautiful lakeside walk available. Each morning there’s an unfastened falconry show at the balustraded lawn terrace. Pay-for activities include fishing, sloe gin making, horse driving, and hot air ballooning.
Despite its clever décor, Bovey fort is the least charming luxury inn imaginable: muddy puppies, children, and walkers are welcome. The brand new management has sorted out the as soon as-atrocious provider, that’s now ideal. Many of the workforces put on tweed plus-fours are chatty, friendly, and well-briefed about the local area. Anything they don’t realize, they’ll appear up for you. There’s valet parking.
- Health center
- Golf route
- Children’ club
- Eating place
- Room service
- Steam room/hammam
- Tennis court
The 60 rooms are embellished in sensitive taupes, greys, sage veggies, and pinks, with luxurious fabrics, metallic wallpapers, and high-spec fittings. Everyone comes with a large television, mini fridge, kettle, complimentary bottled water, a decanter of estate-made sloe gin, a safe, slippers, and robes. Toilets are immaculate and generously sized, with stroll-in showers, roll-pinnacle baths, and ESPA toiletries. There also are 22 self-catering accommodations inside the grounds.
Food and Drinks
The silver-provider excellent Western eating place is currently under refurbishment; in the interim, there is the Tasting Room, which uses seasonal and neighborhood produce, from sport to lamb, aged Dartmoor Farmers pork and fish from the coast across the Southwest. Breakfasts go away no room for hunger. There’s a vast choice of cereals, pastries, fruits, and pieces of bread at the buffet and a mouth-watering desire of cooked options, including full English, pancakes, kippers, and eggs benedict.
Smith’s Brasserie, on the far stop of the motel, serves pub favorites, including shepherd’s pie, steak, or fish and chips, and there may also be a well-stocked bar.
Price for Cash
Double rooms from £179 in low season; and £224 in high. Breakfast covered—loose wi-fi.
Get entry to visitors with disabilities?
Circle of relatives-pleasant?
Very. The Bovey Rangers membership, run on faculty holidays, has an intensive sports program including mountaineering, raft constructing, apple pressing, canoeing, and golfing. There’s a crèche imparting portrayals, pottery, biscuit decorating, mask, puppet, and badge making, among others. Babysitting can be organized earlier, in addition to hiring a child system. Several interconnecting rooms are designed for households, and high teas are offered in Smith’s Brasserie.
North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park, Moretonhampstead, TQ13 8RE, Devon.
01647 445 000