On New Years Day, perhaps the most chaotic and frenzied day of the year for many hotels, my partner and I decided to pop in to view the facilities at Bovey Castle with a view to our 2014 wedding.
Without scheduling our visit or even engaging directly with an events Manager, we forged our way along flooded country roads, arriving at the gates of Bovey, drenched. And mildly apprehensive.
For magnificent as it looms in its grey stone cloak, Bovey felt overwhelming. In a team effort, we huddled together in the pelting rain and made our way sheepishly to the main foyer.
Inside, we were greeted by a gracious young man who we later discovered was the General Manager . Without interrogation, we were welcomed.
He explained that he would immediately find a staff member to assist. And this he did.
Sally Lemar is officially designated as the Revenue Manager but could well have passed as the wedding co-ordinator. What a superb job she did in showing us around, answering questions, and above all else, being an attentive and attuned listener.
We exited the gates of Bovey Castle knowing that , despite the age of consumerism and the dehumanization of so many commercial ventures, there are still places of value and people of virtue.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set within its own private estate on the dramatically-beautiful Dartmoor National Park, Bovey Castle is a five-star country house hotel and an unrivalled destination for a luxurious rural retreat. Built at the turn of the century, Bovey Castle has remained loyal to the subtle vision of grandeur upon which it was founded, and the understated-elegance of this bygone era continues to echo throughout the hotel. Within the 275-acre estate sits the 64 bedroom hotel and 14 granite lodges, both offering luxurious accommodation for family breaks, activity holidays, romantic escapes or corporate and incentive team building. The championship 18-hole golf course surrounds the historic manor house, while the estate lends itself perfectly to Bovey Castle’s extensive selection of on-site resort activities. Immerse yourself in the luxuriously-appointed décor and outstanding service, relax in the holistic spa and indulge your taste buds with decadent food and fabulous wines. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bovey Castle North
- Hotel Bovey Castle
- Bovey Castle Hotel North Bovey, England