North Bovey, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 8RE
Neo-Jacobean architecture, indoor pool, gardens, tennis courts, golf course
A stay at the 5 AA red star Bovey Castle is a unique experience of true English indulgence, set in 275 acres of Dartmoor National Park. From the tailored tweed plus-four trousers worn by the hotel concierge, to the apples and sloes gathered from the estate to make traditional cider and gin, Bovey Castle’s appeal is increased by the hotel’s rich heritage and the surrounding ancient moorlands.
The hotel’s plush accommodation is divided between 60 uniquely-appointed rooms in the manor house and mews, and the 22 lodges nestled in the grounds. The estate includes an 18-hole championship golf course, an array of onsite activities, including off road driving experience and cider and sloe gin making, an Elan Spa and two restaurants overseen by award-winning Executive Head Chef Mark Budd. These include Smith’s Brasserie, serving classic British dishes in a relaxed atmosphere, whilst the 3 Rosette Great Western Restaurant is exclusive dining with a focus on beautifully crafted, locally sourced, seasonal produce.