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.
Jaystone is detached (in front of Kitty Jay, A89), with lovely views towards the lake and open moor. Spacious hall around central stone chimney breast rising from ground floor to the ceiling, with balcony (sun loungers). Utility room (washer-drier, sink). Cloakroom (loo). Double bedroom (6' zip-linked bed or twin) with view to the lake, en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath) and door to balcony. Open tread stairs down to living room with central stone fireplace (‘living flame' gas fire), big bright pictures, smart TV/Sky/DVD/PVR and door to decked area (tables/chairs). Spacious open-plan kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, freezer, larder fridge, electric cooker) with door to same decking. Another double bedroom (6' zip-linked bed or twin) with en suite shower-room (suite). From the middle floor, open tread stairs up to the master double (6' bed, TV) with lovely views across the hotel grounds and en suite bathroom (suite with 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. Bovey Castle (hotel, good restaurant, golf), about 2 miles.
Over three levels. Three bedrooms, one on each floor: 3 x super king double which can convert to twin (two with en suite bathroom with bath, WC and basin, one with en suite shower room with shower, WC, basin). Sitting room with gas fire. Kitchen with dining area. Utility room. Hall. WC with basin on middle floor.
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: