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 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.
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.
An exceptional place to stay.
Maid service available (extra).
Arrival after 4pm.
Two-night breaks not available.
Fingle Tor is semi-detached (to Fox Tor, A233).
Three steps up into central hallway surrounding the stairs and looking down over the living area with door to balcony (table/chairs).
Utility room (washer-drier, sink).
Double bedroom (6' bed) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath) and door to balcony looking over the grounds.
Open tread stairs (stairgate) down to living room with high ceiling, central stone fireplace (living flame gas fire), smart TV/DVD and door to decking (table/chairs).
Spacious kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, freezer, larder fridge, electric oven) with door to decking with view of the grounds.
Double bedroom (6' zip-linked bed) and en suite shower-room (suite).
From the hallway, open tread stairs up to the master double bedroom (6' zip-linked bed) with large 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.