White Calm Retreats at Bovey Castle

At a glance

  • Hotel spa

    Hotel spa

    An awe-inspiring location that exudes both luxury and tranquility, Bovey Castle is a spectacular country house hotel with its own golf course, extensive grounds, and a spa including an art deco swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, and a collection of ESPA treatments.

  • Scenery

    Scenic location

    Looking out across 275 acres of grounds and moorland in Dartmoor National Park, Bovey Castle takes in the peaceful River Bovey, particularly from the swimming pool, which adds to the sense of calm.

  • Restaurant

    Recommended restaurant

    In keeping with the 1930s theme, the main restaurant at the hotel has an art deco vibe that reflects its heritage. Within this elegant environment The Great Western restaurant has a reputation that precedes it, along with three AA Rosettes.


Bovey Castle, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, TQ13 8RE
TQ13 8RE

North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 15 miles SW of Exeter, 27 miles NE of Plymouth

Spa & Leisure

The location of the hotel and the phenomenal amount of space within the grounds lend themselves to leisure pursuits whether that be strolling on the moors, clay pigeon shooting or a round of golf on the hotel’s own 18-hole course. The Elan Spa is also central to the whole experience, echoing the tranquillity and therapeutic flow of the River Bovey nearby.

Facilities include a gym, an art deco swimming pool overlooking the sun terrace, the river and the moors beyond, and a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Meanwhile, therapists offer guests a collection of face and body treatments using the ESPA product line, known for fusing essential oils, marine extracts and botanicals that work in harmony with you and your skin.

Hotel & Accommodation

A luxurious five star hotel that surveys Dartmoor National Park, few places could be such a perfect escape as Bovey Castle. Surrounded by 275 acres of beautiful countryside and rolling valleys, the hotel first opened in 1930 and boasts 60 elegantly designed bedrooms across the original manor house and a private mews, as well as 22 self-catering country lodges nestled in the grounds.

The hotel has two newly refurbished restaurants amongst its assets, each with its own personality. The Great Western, in honour of the hotel’s heritage, is a fine dining restaurant with three AA Rosettes and an art deco design that echoes its past. Meanwhile, Smith’s Brasserie is a pub with a difference enjoying countryside views, roaring fires and a cosy atmosphere throughout the day.