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 10. 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. Supervised playroom for children under 8 (extra, available school holidays and half-terms) with arts and crafts, 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; complimentary round (subject to availability, non-transferable) for all guests over 16. 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 hotels restaurant or brasserie. The friendly hotel staff will help you arrange any activities you wish.
An exceptional place to stay. Wedding licence. Maid service available (extra). Spring water. Arrival after 4pm. Two-night breaks not available.
Kitty Jay is detached and the nearest to the hotel. Twelve steps (handrail) up to front door into open-plan living/dining/fitted kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, freezer, larder fridge, electric cooker) with door to balcony (table/chairs) and lovely views to the open moor. Living area with big stone central fireplace (living flame gas fire), smart TV/DVD/PVR, exposed roof trusses and double doors to balcony. Cloakroom with loo. Stairs down to two light and bright bedrooms - a double (6' zip-linked bed or twin) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath), and another double (5 bed) with en suite shower-room (suite): both have a door leading to decking area. Utility room (washer-drier). From the living room, open tread stairs up to the master double (6' bed) and en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower and separate shower).
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. Bovey Castle (hotel, good restaurant, golf), about 2 miles.
Over three levels. Two x super king ground floor double bedrooms (one can convert to twin), one with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, the other with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin. Utility room. Top floor super king double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath, shower, hand shower, WC, basin. Middle floor open plan living space with seating area with gas fire, dining area and kitchen area. Middle floor WC with basin.
North Bovey A picturesque town at the northern point of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, Chagford is small in size but is packed with amenities and things to do. There is a wide range of shops as well as four pubs. Chagford also has more active facilities such as public tennis court and an open-air swimming pool to enjoy at your leisure.
This property offers the following short breaks: