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 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.
An exceptional place to stay.
Maid service available (extra).
Arrival after 4pm.
Two-night breaks not available.
Fox Tor is semi-detached (to Fingle Tor, A232).
Step up into open-plan living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, freezer, larder fridge, electric cooker).
Light, spacious living room with central stone fireplace (living flame gas fire), smart TV/DVD/PVR and door to balcony (table/chairs).
Stairs down to two double bedrooms (6' beds), one with en suite bathroom (suite with separate shower) and the other with en suite shower-room (suite), both with door to decking.
Utility room (washer-drier, sink).
From the living area, open tread stairs up to the master double bedroom (6' bed) with en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower and separate shower) and view of the hotel grounds.
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.