Bovey Castle

North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park

  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Hotels with In-Room Kitchens
  • Bovey Castle is the epitome of a British fairytale hotel. And, from a child’s point of view, it really is magical. There is a parrot awaiting to chat with them in the lounge, chickens with eggs for them to collect in the coop, wriggling ferrets to pet, and an extensive Bovey Rangers kids’ program and playroom. They even have Lego on the room service menu! While kids are being kept entertained, parents can explore the wonderful gardens and grounds, tee off on the golf course, have a game of tennis or croquet, cycle, fish, get pampered in the very special Sundari spa, the list goes on and on. Or you just relax in one of the many beautiful lounges or bar. Some of the guest accommodations include well-appointed kitchens, but guests also have full use of all the hotel’s excellent restaurants.

    • Category: Hotel
    • Location: Countryside
    • Standard: Luxurious
    • Style: Old World
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    Our Reviewer's Favorite Features

    • Baby Ready: Crib and highchair available
    • Toddler Fun: Open, safe areas for running around
    • School Age Action: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
    • Cool For Teens: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
    • Fairytale setting and ambiance
    • Extensive kids’ programming and facilities
    • Family-friendly public areas
    • Variety of room options for families
    • Wonderful self-catering lodge options
    • Loads of onsite sports and activities
    • Excellent onsite dining

    Families Should Know

    • Heated indoor pool available, no kids’ pool
    • WIFI is free
    • Babysitting starts at £20+ per hour
    • Bovey Rangers is available during school holidays only
    • Bovey Rangers is £32 per session, playhouse for younger kids at £20 per session or £10 per hour
    • Additional baby equipment rental on request

    Sports + Activities

    • cycling
    • swiming
    • falconry
    • fishing
    • horseback riding
    • shooting
    • hot air ballooning
    • quad biking
    • painting and crafts

    Local Excursions

    • Becky Falls
    • South Devon Railway
    • Miniature Pony Centre
    • House of Marbles
    • Clovelly Village
    • Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park
    • The Big Sheep
    • Woolacombe sands
    • Ilfacombe Tunnels beaches
    • Dartmoor Prison Museum


    • rooms, suites, and self-catering lodges
    • air-conditioning
    • TV
    • fully equipped kitchens/private balcony lodge units
    • WIFI rooms and public areas
    • daily housekeeping
    • room service
    • two restaurants/bar
    • indoor swimming pool
    • spa
    • gym
    • 18-hole golf course
    • Bovey Rangers kids’ program for ages 7-14
    • Playroom supervised play area for ages 3-7
    • falconry
    • volleyball/tennis/table tennis/croquet
    • trampoline
    • archery/air rifle shooting/clay pigeon shooting
    • horseback riding
    • bike rentals
    • concierge
    • babysitting on request
    • baby equipment rentals on request
    • private parking
    # of peopleStarting at
    • D - daily pricing
    • W - weekly pricing
    • T - tax included
    • B - breakfast included
    • I - all-inclusive

    Preferred Room

    Self-Catering Lodge

    Guest Room Highlights

    • Spacious
    • Well-appointed
    • Lovely views
    • Lodge units have fully equipped kitchens
    • Comfortable beds

    Booking Conditions

    • No deposit required
    • Cancellation: <48 hours
    • Crib and highchair: free
    • Extra bed fee: <5 is free, 5-14 is £20 per night
    • Check-in is 3p and check-out is 11a