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.
Restricted use of hotel and children's facilities - 24th to 27th December and 30th & 31st December 2018 (brasserie, pool, spa, gym and golf still available). Hotel facilities may also occasionally be restricted at other times.
An exceptional place to stay. Wedding licence. Maid service available (extra). Spring water. Arrival after 4pm. Two-night breaks not available.
Claret Tor is in the upper row of lodges (next to Cox Tor, A231). Porch into first-floor kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, freezer, larder fridge, electric cooker) with French windows to balcony deck (table/chairs); living room with living flame gas fire, smart TV/DVD/PVR and views over the gardens. Loo. Stairs down to two double bedrooms (doors to deck), one with 5' bed and en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath) and the other with 6' bed (or twin) and en suite shower-room (suite). Utility room (washer-drier). Open tread wood stairs from the living room up to another double bedroom (6' bed) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath).
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. 3 x super king double bedrooms (one converts to twin), two on the lower floor with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin and en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, and the other on the top floor with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin. Middle floor sitting room with gas fire. Kitchen. Middle floor WC with basin. Lower floor utility room.
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: