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The property

... 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), gymsteam roomsaunaspa (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, 21 and 22 September, 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).

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The place

North Bovey: postcard-pretty village (good food pub, 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 (pub/small shop) or Moretonhampstead (shops, pubs).

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Electricity costs are included.

Towels are provided free of charge (but please bring beach towels).

There is a broadband internet connection. A WiFi connection is available free of charge.
There is one cot available
A travel cot is available
There is one dishwasher
DVD player
There is one DVD
Electricity costs are included
There is one freezer
Fridge (Larder)
There is a larder fridge
Games Room
There is a games room
This property has central heating
This property has a gas fire
Heating costs
Heating costs are included
High chair
A highchair is available
Indoor Pool
There is an indoor swimming pool
Linen and duvets are provided free of charge
Ready meals are available from the owner by arrangement
There is one microwave
Parking is off the public road on the grounds of the property. Parking is in the communal car park - a 5 minute walk from the property.
There is a payphone
Pets are welcome by arrangement. A maximum of 2 dogs are permitted. No cats accepted.
Professional catering
Professional catering is available by arrangement
PVR player
There is a personal video recorder
There is a sauna
Short breaks
This property accepts short breaks.
Smoking is not allowed at this property
Towels are provided free of charge (but please bring beach towels)
There is satellite television
There is one washer-drier

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Location:North Bovey, Dartmoor, Devon
Changeover day:Friday
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Bedrooms: 3 ( 3 Double )
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Since:This holiday home has been let by Helpful Holidays since 2016. See page 120 of our 2018 brochure
Good for:DogsLuxuryFood & drinkPoolsMoors and torsPets DartmoorPools DevonSouth DevonBovey Castle

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