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.
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.
Bovey Castle (hotel, good restaurant, golf), about 2 miles.
About the location
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.
Please Note: on 1st and 8th March, 5th and 6th July 2019, the main area of the hotel is exclusive, (all lounges, main bar, Great Western restaurant and all bedrooms). Guests at the Lodges still have use of the pool area, gym, golf course, Smith's Brasserie and Elan Spa, with access to these through Smith's Brasserie not the main hotel entrance.
Note: Restricted use of hotel and children's facilities - 24th to 27th December and 30th & 31st December 2019 (brasserie, pool, spa, gym and golf still available). Hotel facilities may also occasionally be restricted at other times.