We decided to go last year after seeing extensive TV adverts. As we live in Devon we paid them a visit and they were amazingly helpful. They showed us a dozen different rooms and we paid the 5% premium for an upgraded room. It was a way from reception and had a door to the patio which meant we could take our luggage directly to the car park. The room was excellent, very clean and comfortable.
After reading reviews we didn't expect much from the food but it was very good and plenty of fruit or cheese if you don't eat puds. Breakfast was a bit like supermarket but that's OK.
You can't fault the location, Dartmoor is beautiful and we had nice views.
The lounge is a bit dated but who cares? It didn't detract from the enjoyment.
If I had a minor gripe it would be that although they will provide a packed lunch they charge extra.
2 tips then. Book a premium room. If you fancy seeing the scenery have a drive round Dartmoor. There are some excellent tea shops in Moretonhampstead.
As a retired couple we have a very tight budget and really is value for money.
We are going again on Monday, can't wait.
- 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