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North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8RE England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 10/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


Set within its own private estate on the dramatically-beautiful Dartmoor National Park, Bovey Castle is a 5 AA Red 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 60 bedroom hotel and 22 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 decor and outstanding service, relax in the holistic spa and indulge your taste buds with decadent food and fabulous wines.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Golf course
Tennis court
Walking tours
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Sun terrace
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room service
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Gem wrote a review Oct 13
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
Dear Bovey, Thank you for a perfect getaway. Yes there are fewer staff and fewer services (for same price) but for me personally (not the same for everyone’s circumstances ) it didn’t actually matter. It helped that the weather was brilliant.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Dr_Bill_11 wrote a review Oct 10
London, United Kingdom203 contributions160 helpful votes
A very good welcome/greeting. Luggage and (dog) equipment whisked up to room with no fuss. We had been upgraded to a suite with front views which with hindsight would have been worth paying for. Huge room, furnished and decorated sympathetically with the building and absolutely impeccable: not a chip in the paintwork. Dining, choose between the more formal Great Western and the brasserie, the latter being very high quality for the secondary food offer. The stone bass on cannelini beans was particularly good. Good choice of wines by the glass. Facilities are excellent. There is great walking within the estate, including a riverside stroll to North Bovey and the excellent Ring of Bells pub. More signs would be welcome and marked trails (including to avoid entering the space of the golfers whose interests seem to come first.) The spa area is fantastic and, when we visited, empty. Lovely pool and sauna/steam room (though signage to find it was absent and the route non-intuitive. Generally excellent staff attitudes, eg suggested and happy to organise dining in a lounge as neither restaurant takes dogs. Only flaw in staff attitudes was when trying to get a cup tea and piece of cake in the afternoon when the waiter said this was impossible as everything was cooked to order so as we hadn’t booked no could do. (Saw a similar mention in an earlier review). Overall, great place for a short luxury break in a quiet rural setting.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Don’t use sat nav to find it!
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hgate-explorer wrote a review Oct 9
Harrogate, United Kingdom13 contributions15 helpful votes
**Our stay and the hotel** We stayed here for one night as a present from my brother for my 50th birthday, after saying I had wanted to stay here when I saw the Nigel Havers and Sally Lindsay programme which featured the hotel. I clearly should have had a closer look at the photos on the website first! We arrived slightly early and were told we could wait in the main reception room and have tea. All fine so far. Then, after sitting down to wait for someone to take our tea order, we were suddenly approached and told by a rather brusque waiter that we couldn’t sit at any tables that had white linen tablecloths. The waiter was rude and unwelcoming and the way he explained that we could have scones with tea for “twen'y quid“ was more akin to being told what a pound of apples would cost in some market stall in the East End of London, not a five-star hotel! He left us to ponder on what we would have, so I decided to explore the hotel's ground floor reception areas. I encountered the same waiter who asked me if he could help me, in a similar rude manner, to which I explained I was just having a look round. After my brief exploration I clearly overheard this waiter say to a colleague "Well I'd better go and see if this gentleman in the library ACTUALLY knows what he wants!" I'm pretty sure he knew I was around. All very rude! The whole incident with this member of staff left a very sour taste in the mouth which remained with us for the rest of our stay. When I had booked the room and explained it was my 50th birthday, the kind lady I spoke to agreed to upgrade me from a classic room to a castle room at no extra cost. So imagine my HUGE disappointment when we saw the dark room up in the old attics, with small window in one corner of the room that we'd been allocated. You had to stand at the window in order to see the view! The room was comfortable enough though, and the bathroom was modern and spacious. Just don't expect the interiors to look like you're staying in a castle! Whilst the downstairs public areas have retained many period features, all of the furnishings are modern, with very few antiques – not what you would expect staying in a castle! I had been expecting something more along the lines of Cliveden House in Buckinghamshire – i.e. luxury country house style, antiques, Persian rugs, potted palms etc that gave the ambience of staying in a ground country house, like Downton Abbey. With regard to the bedroom, it was totally grey and bland and lacking in any character and there was nothing in the room that told you you were staying in a castle. The wallpaper looked like it had that sponge effect from the 1980s. You could have been staying in any modern, non-historic city hotel, rather than a country castle hotel. **Dinner** We dined early in the brasserie at 6.45pm, when it was quieter, but the service was appalling to say the least. We only had a main course, but it took an hour to arrive, and only after I had got up twice to enquire when it might be arriving. We gave up trying to attract the attention of the waitress who kept walking past our table, she was completely disinterested and did not want to make eye contact. When the food eventually arrived, however, it was actually good! Summary Extremely disappointing stay. It is very overpriced for what it is and there is no way that it is a five star hotel. After returning home, I complained to the manager about the rude member of staff we encountered, plus the other issues, and the manager was very helpful and refunded our dinner bill and spoke to the rude member of staff. I'm afraid I cannot recommend this hotel at all and there really is nothing remarkable or special about it whatsoever. It is totally devoid of any character. Randomly, there is a caged parrot in one of the reception rooms which was horrible to see. Surely in this day and age, we should be having fewer animals in cages! Not a very progressive attitude for such a hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Very overpriced for what it is, which is NOT a 5 star hotel!
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Global G wrote a review Oct 5
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Quite frankly disgusted by the treatment we received upon arriving at Bovey castle. Myself and a friend were hiking on Dartmoor for a few days and we decided to pop in to the castle for a much needed spell of refreshment. Upon entering we were told that the castle was closed to all but those who were staying. We were a bit put out but thought nothing of it until a couple came from within the castle and told us they were permitted to enjoy a drink although they were not staying at the property. To add insult to injustice while using their phone to call a taxi back to our hotel I overheard them on the phone to the police reporting us! All because we were wearing hiking gear and boots. I would advise all who are thinking of spending there money to look elsewhere, unless you wish to be judged and discriminated against. I hope the owners retrain the staff with lessons in etiquette and equality. Absolutely disgraceful behaviour. R (English teacher) * They also made us wait in the entrance, unsheltered from the weather, for 40 minutes until our taxi arrived. I am surprised they didn't call us plebs as well.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Lockett wrote a review Oct 5
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida11 contributions1 helpful vote
We were booked in at Bovey for 2 nights and it was “okay”, but a 5 star hotel charging the rates they do should be more than just okay. I’d stayed before on a corporate event over 10 years ago and had been very impressed back then. However, standards have clearly slipped since my last visit. The bedrooms are nice enough, except we had a bathroom the size of a cupboard, which was disappointing. The heating was not on in our room when we arrived, so we put the radiators on to warm things up and headed down to the Brasserie for supper, which was very nice. In the morning my husband went off to play golf and I had breakfast, but was disappointed to be put behind a pillar by the door to the kitchen. The dining room is huge and it was empty so I asked to be moved, but was told “they are very busy”. Not true and not great service. The breakfast food was very nice though. We were surprised that we had to ask for our room to be serviced, which felt more of a cost cutting measure than Covid measures to be honest. Overall a nice place just missing attention to detail and thoughtful touches.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a room with a decent bathroom before you get there
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bovey Castle
Which popular attractions are close to Bovey Castle?
Nearby attractions include Moretonhampstead Motor Museum (1.5 miles), Miniature Pony Centre (1.7 miles), and Fernworthy Reservoir (3.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bovey Castle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Bovey Castle?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Bovey Castle?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bovey Castle?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bovey Castle?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Gateway Restaurant, Primrose Tea Rooms, and The Old Forge Caffè & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bovey Castle?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Bovey Castle located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of North Bovey.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bovey Castle?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Bovey Castle?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Bovey Castle offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.