2 miles from North Bovey, in a lovely setting, is Bovey Castle, built in 1907 as a country seat for the heir to the WH Smith empire and now a luxury hotel.
Hidden in the grounds are 22 private, granite-built lodges of which we offer 6.
These smart, stylish, comfy lodges look over the Edwardian gardens, lake and tennis courts; parking is a 5 minute walk from the lodges (unloading/loading closer).
All the hotel facilities are yours to enjoy, including indoor heated swimming pool (65' x 19'6" x 4'6" deep; children welcome between 9am and 5.30pm when accompanied by an adult), gym, steam room, sauna, spa (beauty treatments) and restaurants.
Outside are hard and grass tennis courts (lessons available), croquet lawn (seasonal) and children's climbing frame, trampoline, slide and swings.
Playroom for children under 8 (available school holidays and half-terms) with egg collecting and ferrets; 8 to 14 year olds can join the Bovey Rangers (school holidays only, extra) for activities ranging from rock climbing to survival skills.
Optional activities for adults include archery, rifle shooting, fly fishing, falconry (daily display), riding, clay pigeon shooting and cider and sloe gin making.
Mountain bikes available, by arrangement (extra).
Wrapped around the hotel and lodges is a championship 18 hole golf course with driving range and pro shop.
For something a little quieter, there's the 275 acre estate to roam (wellies provided).
If you dont feel like cooking, book a table at the hotel's restaurant or brasserie.
The friendly hotel staff will help you arrange any activities you wish.
Note: Restricted use of hotel and children's facilities - 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th and 31st December 2020 (brasserie, pool, spa, gym and golf still available).
Hotel facilities may also occasionally be restricted at other times.
An exceptional place to stay.
Maid service available (extra).
Arrival after 4pm.
Two-night breaks not available.
Hay Tor is semi-detached (to Hound Tor, A87).
Open-plan living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, freezer, larder fridge, electric cooker).
Living area (smart TV/DVD/PVR) with big stone central fireplace (living flame gas fire) and two pairs of French windows to wrap-around balcony (tables/chairs).
Large dining area with glass table.
Stairs down to half-landing with loo; more stairs down to utility room (washer-drier, sink) and two bedrooms - a double (6' zip-linked bed or twin) with en suite shower-room (suite), the other a double (6' zip-linked bed or twin) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath).
From the living room, open tread stairs up to the master double (6' bed) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath) with lovely views.
North Bovey: postcard-pretty village (medieval church) with tree-shaded green in the beautiful wooded valley of the mini River Bovey, two lane-miles from the spectacular open moor around Manaton or Moretonhampstead.