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 don’t 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.
Restricted use of hotel and children's facilities 2 March, 5 and 6 July, 24 to 27 December and 30 December to 1 January (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.
Cox Tor is the middle lodge in a row of three, looking across the grounds towards the tennis courts. External steps up to balcony (table/chairs) and entrance to middle floor and large, light and spacious living/dining/fitted kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, freezer, larder fridge, electric cooker) with wood floor, large dining table overlooking the grounds, smart TV/Sky/DVD/PVR, central fireplace with ‘living flame’ gas fire and door to balcony. Cloakroom (loo). Stairs down to two large and light double bedrooms (6' zip-linked beds or twin) with en suite bathrooms (suites, shower over bath) and doors to decking. Utility room (washer-drier, sink). From the living room, open tread stairs up to the master double (6' bed, TV) 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. Three x super king double bedrooms (one converts to twin), two on the ground floor and one on the top floor, all with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin. Middle floor open plan living space with seating area with gas fire, kitchen area and dining area. WC with basin on middle floor. Ground 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: