Went for a few days golf with my best mate who is not easily pleased, I can assure you!
Firstly, the Ashbury courses are a couple of miles from the Manor Hotel, which we knew before we arrived, so was no problem at all.
The car park when we arrived was packed, and it is not small!!
However the place is amazing, we have never seen anything like it before.
Seemed like hundreds of people milling around in golf gear, but the organizational qualities are second to non. Within a few minutes of walking into the Pro shop we were allocated a buggy and directed to the 1st tee.
The courses are all well maintained and despite the wet weather held up remarkably well considering all the traffic!
The food at The Manor was also magnificent, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner considering the amount of people staying here, could not be faulted. The waiting staff, young & not quite so young were always smiling & helpful too.
All in all this was without doubt the best experience we have had in our golfing travels, anywhere!!
We will back next year for some more, hopefully with some better weather.
I would recommend this place unreservedly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Manor House and Ashbury Hotels are situated on the foothills of the Dartmoor National Park in West Devon. Set in over 600 acres of beautiful countryside, we believe the hotels have the highest level of facilities in the UK. With all our breaks exclusively FULL BOARD you are guaranteed great value. Golf is included FREE on 99 holes, giving the option of 7 eighteen hole golf courses which vary in length from Kigbeare at 6528 yards Par 72 to the Willows Par3 course at 1939 yards. Some of the other facilities available FREE of charge to all residents include 8 indoor and 5 outdoor Tennis courts, 13 indoor Bowls rinks, 8 Badminton courts, 3 Swimming pools with spa facilities, 10 lanes of 10 pin bowling, 20 Snooker tables, and Target ranges featuring Archery, Air Pistols and Air Rifles. Our "Fun House" is a fantastic 300 sq metre soft adventure play area set over 3 levels with astra slide, tube slides, ball pool and much more! Our Gameszone offers hours of entertainment for the kids with Xbox / Playstations, pool tables, air hockey, dance stage and more! PLUS 4 FLUME WATER SLIDE COMPLEX! Our unique Craft Centres offer 17 tutored crafts including Pottery, Glass Engraving, Enameling, Hot Press Printing and Woodwork. All of these crafts feature expert tuition with minimal cost prices applied. With the huge choice of sport, craft and leisure facilities available, you will have a truly amazing break that won't be easily forgotten. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Manor Hotel Fowley Cross
- Manor House Hotel Fowley Cross, Devon, England