Ilsington is a family run quintessential English Country House Hotel which has been owned and run by the Hassell Family since 1998. Fourth generation, Devon hoteliers with a keen eye for detail and with staff who know how to make you feel at home. Packed with traditional character and a laid back vibe unwind in whatever way takes your fancy. The two beautiful lounges are perfect for a game of afternoon chess and a cream tea (there are three to choose from) or book some pre-dinner spa time either in the pool or with one of the therapists.
The panoramic setting is engaging so bring your boots. Impressive Dartmoor National Park is literally on the doorstep and the hotels own ten acres home to a flock of friendly chickens are yours to enjoy. Walk then lunch, cycle then sauna, horse ride then stretch out. The hydrotherapy pool soon eases away any aches and pains, the massages and facials in the Tibetan spa rejuvenate.
Dining at the Ilsington
The Ilsington has one of the most acclaimed restaurants in South Devon. The proud holder of two AA rosettes it offers the perfect balance between traditional classics and comforting Modern English cooking served with sweeping views up towards Haytor.
Fresh local produce inspires a diverse and regularly changing restaurant menu. Head Chef Mike O’Donnell has been at the helm since 1998 and has consistently developed his food as trends have changed. Whether foraging for ingredients around the hotel grounds or collecting eggs from the hotel’s hens he is keen to make the most of Dartmoor’s larder.
Alternatively try our Blue Tiger Inn for a light and lazy lunch. Traditional Devonshire cream teas with homemade scones can be taken inside or enjoyed on the lawn.
Rooms and Suites
Every bedroom is individual, all are comfortable and homely finished in what is best described as a country style. A rolling renovation progression means the introduction of extra little touches like tropical showers into some of the more deluxe rooms. All are ensuite with tea/coffee making facilities and complimentary homemade flapjack, 32-inch flat screen televisions and designer toiletries. The far reaching views out over Dartmoor are captivating whatever the season.
Located on the ground floor of the hotel, our standard rooms offer comfortable accommodation with level access to the public areas of the hotel. All with bath and overhead shower. Dogs are allowed in these rooms, conveniently located with access to the garden.
The Spa… at Ilsington
Winner of numerous awards, the Spa has beautifully tiled floors, well appointed changing rooms and the latest facilities; offering an exclusive corner of peace and tranquillity with a hint of Tibetan Influence.
Relax in the hydrotherapy pool and let the soothing bubbles envelop you and then take a seat in the sauna or steam room and surround yourself by the comforting aromas and sounds accompanied with mood lighting. Maybe time for a dip in the indoor pool and swim a few lengths before showering off and relaxing with a magazine pool side.
We offer a number of special breaks including:
Relax and Recharge
Two night package (prices per person)
Ultimate Escape, Three night package (prices per person)
Christmas & New Year 2019/20
Christmas and New Year at Ilsington is all about rest, relaxation and plenty of good food. The emphasis is on good traditional hospitality with a friendly, family feel. We don’t have non-stop entertainment yet there are events during your stay to add to the festivities and enhance the truly magical feeling of spending Christmas in a Country House Hotel. Our stunning Spa will help you burn off the extra calories and ensure you well and truly relax!
Recognised in publications such as the Good Hotel Guide,you’ll find an irresistible combination of country charm, award-winning food, friendly service and unrivalled access to the untamed moor and beautiful countryside at the Ilsington.
Ilsington Country House Hotel & Spa Gallery