Bovey Castle Hotel and Spa, a member of the Eden Hotels Collection, boasts a 5-Red Stars rating from the AA for exceptional hospitality — the highest accolade awarded by the prestigious AA guide and given to only the most outstanding hotels. First opened as a hotel and golf resort in 1930 by Great Western Railways, Bovey Castle has evolved into a luxury resort enjoyed by guests from across the globe whom fall in love with its imposing charm.
Standing among 275 acres of beautiful countryside within Devon’s Dartmoor National Park, the hotel offers 60 bedrooms along with 22 self-catering country lodges tucked away inside the grounds. There are also two dining options — Smith’s Brasserie for a relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere, and The Great Western Restaurant for fine dining. This impressive hotel is further elevated by the luxurious Elan Spa and an award-winning 18-hole championship golf course – designed specifically for Bovey Castle by J.F. Abercromby.
Grand State Room
Junior State Room
Cider & Sloe Gin Making
As the only dog friendly 5 red star resort in Devon, Bovey Castle really is a paradise for dogs and owners alike. Four legged friends are welcomed as soon as they arrive at the hotel and are welcome in all our bedrooms and lodges and once checked in there’s the hotel to explore along with the 275 acre estate. If that’s not enough Dartmoor National Park is on the hotels’ doorstep and we can provide a walks booklet suitable for dogs, starting from the hotel and further afield.
Designed in 1926 by J.F. Abercromby – one of the finest British golf course designers of the last century – the Bovey Castle golf course is a legendary and challenging 18-hole championship course. When first opened in 1930, the course quickly gained national acclaim for its reputation as one of the most enjoyable places to play golf … and nearly 90 years later, it’s still enjoyed just as much.
Discover Elan Spa at Bovey Castle, a secret sanctuary for guests to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Offering bespoke spa experiences and treatments, skilled therapists use ESPA products that are purposefully chosen to relax, revive and restore the body and mind.
Echoing the tranquility and therapeutic flow of the River Bovey, Bovey Castle’s Spa offers restoration with an incredible view. All hotel guests receive complimentary access to Elan Spa facilities.
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With 275 acres of Dartmoor National Park on our doorstep, we like to make the most of the outdoors at Bovey Castle. We offer a wide variety of activities including archery, air rifles and even 4×4 off road driving to name a few. The play park is equipped with a trampoline, swings and climbing frame for the little ones to enjoy, tennis courts and croquet are also free to use during your stay with us.
- Air Rifle Shooting
- Clay Pidgeon Shooting
- Bike Riding
- Fly Fishing
Bovey Castle is home to a variety of furry and feathered friends. You can start your day of activities with meeting the ferrets and chickens then onto the complimentary falconry display on the south terrace to see an amazing array of birds. There is even a Bee Keeping experience where you can taste Bovey honey.
- Horseback Riding
- Goat Feeding
- Bee Keeping
- Fawn Feeding
- Carriage Rides
- Deer Park Tour
- Meet the Chickens & Ferrets
The KidsZone is an innovative play experience where your child’s imagination can run wild! With interactive activities aplenty like dressing up, imagination toys such as a wooden kitchen and crafts. The younger members of the family will be transported to a world of creativity that will capture the interest of all.
The TechZone room is designed to provide hours of virtual entertainment whilst staying here at Bovey Castle. Including an Xbox, with more to be announced soon!
Brass Rubbing Trail
Come along and take part in a clue led adventure around the grounds with our brass rubbing trail. Collect brass rubbings as you explore and see some of the other activity areas on the estate.
The bushcraft survival activity is a chance for the children to learn some woodland skills with our instructors. Including making a fire from scratch, and even how to cook something yummy on it! Building a shelter using the surroundings, learning about animal tracks, plant identification and bushcraft tips and tricks!