Built in neo-Elizabethan style in 1907 before being taken over by Great Western Railways in 1930 as a hotel and golf resort, Bovey Castle is a grand manor on a 275-acre estate in Dartmoor National Park, with dramatic views, 60 luxurious bedrooms and glamour in spades. And it’s never looked better. Despite the opulence, it isn’t a stuffy hotel where chairs aren’t designed for sitting and children are shushed, but a warm, easy-going one, where families are encouraged, with a staffed playroom and a club for older children. It has a championship golf course, indoor swimming pool, Elan spa, cosy oak- panelled bar and choice of two restaurants: the exclusive Great Western for fine dining and Smith’s Brasserie for light, family-friendly meals. Most fun is a BBQ on the South Terrace, and don’t miss afternoon tea, perhaps on the sunny south terrace with its dazzling vista. Activities, from egg collecting to falconry displays, should keep the whole family occupied.
With an unrivalled location and views over the dramatic Dartmoor National Park. Bovey Castle in Devon offers guests a unique and unforgettable experience, plus a vast array of country pursuits and activities.
Bovey Castle has a wonderful choice of dining options, in the Great Western and the classic British menu in Smith’s Brasserie. Indulge in the tasting menus and afternoon teas.
A trip to the boutique shop is a must. Selling all sorts of items from ‘Bovey Bears’, scarves and handbags to a full range of clothing for men and women. Why not book in for a spa treatment? A sanctuary tucked away from the bustle of modern life.
For guests who like a little independence, but with full access to the hotel’s facilities, there are 22 three-storey country lodges to rent in the grounds, each sleeping up to eight.