2 miles from North Bovey and just inside the main entrance gates to Bovey Castle (a renowned hotel), a fine-looking detached gothic-style gatehouse built in 1907, with views over the 18 hole championship golf course. All guests over 16 receive a complimentary round (subject to availability; non-transferable). Small front garden and large lawn at the rear (tables/chairs).
From the elegant hall, ornate ironwork doors to dining room (TV) with 'living flame' gas fire and big round glass table encircled by mullioned windows. Compact fitted kitchen with jet black walls and downlighters reflecting black granite worktops (dishwasher, microwave, cooker with induction hob). Living room (TV/DVD) with mirrored walls, big cosy sofa, 'living flame' gas fire and views across the golf course. Cloakroom (washer-drier). Upstairs (stairgate), two light and bright bedrooms – a double (6' bed) with walk-in dressing room, and a twin (zip-linkable to 6' double). Bathroom (suite plus hand-shower) and shower-room (suite). Spring water. A delightful cottage with quirky interior decor. You are welcome to enjoy the hotel's pool, sauna, steam room and gym (limited access at Christmas and New Year). Other activities available (extra). Professional catering and ready meals available. Arrival after 4pm.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Private indoor pool, Sauna, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private indoor pool, Shared garden, Private tennis court, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 4 star.
Dartmoor: "the last great wilderness in Southern England". Great rock-tors top many of its often heather-covered hills. Marvellous for walking, riding, tor-climbing, picnicking, kite-flying, pony-trekking and, if you're at all energetic, not seeing other people. Just off its edge, amid woods, valleys and farmed hills, are many pretty villages (sometimes thatched) and very lively small towns. All is protected from caravans, tents and most ugliness by being in the Dartmoor National Park.
The half of the moor north of the B3212 is the highest and wildest; no villages within it, almost no cultivation. The southern half has the most spectacular tors, best wooded river valleys, a few villages (like Widecombe, Buckland) in green-field 'oases'. The moor's eastern edge is the softest, most wooded, most popular: Chagford, Moretonhampstead, Lustleigh and Bovey Tracey are among its best villages, and the river Teign is an exceptionally beautiful river valley. The Dart(s) – two of them rise in the moor's middle and join at Dartmeet – is/are equally beautiful all the way to the sea at Dartmouth. Very lovely, too, are the valleys of the rivers Avon, Erme, Walkham and Tavy; Tavy Cleave, on the latter, is the western moor's most dramatic place. The quality of a pub can change so quickly we hesitate to recommend, but there are plenty of them; and of places to ride or pony-trek.
North Bovey: postcard-pretty village (good food pub, medieval church) with tree-shaded green in the beautiful wooded valley of the mini river Bovey, two lane-miles from the spectacular open moor around Manaton or Moretonhampstead. Bovey Castle (hotel, good restaurant, golf), about 2 miles.