In the heart of Dartmoor National Park and 15 minutes from the A30, the historic, luxurious Bovey Castle sits high on the valley’s edge. It offers a spa and golf course, and free parking. The property is part of the Eden Hotel Collection which has been awarded AA Small Hotel Group of the Year 2014 – 2015. The property has also received 5 red AA awards.
Located in the heart of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, the 5 Red Star Bovey Castle rests in 275 acres of beautiful countryside and rolling valleys.
First opened as a hotel and golf resort in 1930 by Great Western Railways, our luxury castle hotel boasts 60 fabulous bedrooms, 22 self-catering country lodges nestled in the grounds, not to mention two refurbished restaurants, the Elan Spa and our award-winning 18 hole championship golf course, designed by J F Abercromby.
The castle overlooks peaceful Edwardian gardens, the golf course and the River Bovey. Its bedrooms have wonderful views, facilities for making tea and coffee, and a TV with satellite channels.
Featured in the Condé Nast Traveller’s Gold List 2011, Bovey Castle also has a Gold Award for Large Hotel of the Year from the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2016-17.
There are two restaurant choices for dining. The Great Western Restaurant offers game shot on the moors, lamb and aged Exmoor beef and seafood sourced from Devon and Cornwall. Smith’s Brasserie is a gastro pub serving classic British courses, with spectacular countryside views and a roaring fire pit.
Bovey Castle also offers a choice of breakfast and afternoon tea.
The hotel offers activities for young and old, including falconry displays, a children’s club during school holidays and a playroom, woodland walks, hot-air ballooning, swimming, and a wide range of activities on site including a 4×4 off road track, sloe gin making and archery.
Awarded 5 Red Stars by the AA
Bovey Castle has been awarded 5 Red Stars by the AA.
Bovey Castle’s Great Western Restaurant awarded 3 AA Rosettes
The Great Western Restaurant has been awarded three rosettes by the AA for its culinary excellence. Restaurants with the coveted three rosettes are deemed to be outstanding establishments that demand recognition well beyond their local area and just 10% of the AA’s restaurants achieve this level.
Well established as one of the finest 5 Red Star, luxury castle hotels and restaurants in Devon, Bovey Castle has won a host of awards, including being recognized as one of the top ten family hotels in the world by Mr & Mrs Smith and ‘England’s Best Course and Resort – West’ by Today’s Golfer Travel Awards.
AA Small Hotel Group of the Year
In 2014 -15 the hotel was proud to have been awarded ‘Small Hotel Group of the Year’ category at the AA Hospitality Awards. View our press release and find out more about this prestigious award!