From the tweed plus-four trousers worn by the hotel’s concierge to the apples and sloes used to make traditional cider and gin, Bovey Castle draws its contemporary and luxurious appeal from the manor house’s rich heritage and the surrounding Dartmoor National Park.
Bovey Castle is a throwback to the grandiose extravagance of the 1920s, with the charm and opulence of that time retained through striking period furnishings and decoration. The accommodation is divided into 64 bedrooms and 14 three-storey granite lodges, hidden within the estate but only minutes away from the main hotel and its championship 18-hole golf course.
Holding an unrivalled position within the heart of Dartmoor, Bovey Castle offers the meticulous delivery of luxurious hospitality, exhilarating and traditional country house pursuits and a welcoming warmth that cannot be solely attributed to the hotel’s roaring log fires and unpretentious splendour. The atmosphere presents the perfect balance between the rural retreat of those in haute couture and children in wellies.
Using and giving back to local food producers is integral to Bovey Castle, with ingredients sourced from the moorland and coastline to create seasonally changing menus in both The Edwardian Grill and Castle Bistro restaurants, overseen by head chef Marc Hardiman. The quintessentially English affair that is afternoon tea retains its ceremonial glamour through its evolving choice of delicacies, best enjoyed from the panoramic window seats in the Cathedral Room and Adam Room.
The course at Bovey Castle are a challenging and beautiful 18-hole championship golf course, designed in 1926 by J F Abercromby, one of the finest British golf course designers of the century. Designed to rival its sister courses at Gleneagles and Turnberry, the course has been described as an experience of golf never to be forgotten, presenting the pure challenge of golf to professional and amateur alike. At just 6303 yards, golfers should not consider the course a simple task as Bovey Castle puts a precedence on accuracy, with many tee and approach shots crossing a variety of hazards.
The Spa at Bovey Castle – the flagship spa for SUNDARI in the UK – evokes the peace and tranquillity of the countryside, while the rituals of SUNDARI products envelop mind and body effortlessly. Based on more than 5,000 years of Ayurvedic and ancient Indian healing, each treatment and product is designed with the core philosophy that each person is unique and therefore should be treated individually.
Weddings at Bovey Castle are an unashamedly lavish affair, often held within the privileged atmosphere that occurs when the entire hotel and country estate become yours for the duration of the celebration. With some of the finest meeting and conference facilities in the country – from stylish boardrooms to the outstanding integrated presentation facilities – Bovey Castle specialises in hosting business events in a unique environment, transforming the hotel’s grounds into an enormous playground for teambuilding activities or an incentive retreat.