Bovey Castle

North Bovey, Devon

Located in the heart of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, the 5 Red Star Bovey Castle rests in 275 acres of beautiful countryside and rolling valleys.

First opened as a hotel and golf resort in 1930 by Great Western Railways, this luxury castle hotel boasts 60 fabulous bedrooms, 22 self-catering country lodges nestled in the grounds, not to mention two refurbished restaurants, the Elan Spa and the award-winning 18 hole championship golf course, designed by J F Abercromby.

Hotel Details

Bovey Castle Hotel features 60 individually-designed bedrooms, located in the original manor house and private mews. Each bedroom reflects the luxurious hospitality that the 5 star Bovey Castle is renowned for, with every finishing touch selected to complement the warmth and elegance of our guest rooms. WiFi is available throughout.

April 2017 saw the completion of the bedroom refurbishment at Bovey Castle to create 60 ensuite rooms of uncompromised quality. Each room has been individually styled and refurbishment work undertaken by award-winning interior design practice NH Interiors, alongside the Eden Hotel Collection’s Design Director, Marian Cartter.

The luxury accommodation at Bovey Castle includes Single, Classic and Castle bedrooms - each designed for single occupancy or comfortable short breaks or family holiday.

Valley Castle rooms promise spectacular views of the surrounding Dartmoor National Park and hotel estate, with the River Bovey meandering through the golf course.

Each suite at Bovey Castle boasts a unique layout, with superior size bedrooms, spacious bathrooms and uninterrupted views of the valley, courtyard or first tee. The open plan layout of many of the suites creates ample space for separate sleeping and living areas, which can be used as a private dining area for couples or as additional space for parents with young children.

The Junior State/Family, State and Grand State suites are all beautifully-appointed and finished to the highest standards of luxury and comfort.

The Great Western Restaurant at Bovey Castle

Your Dining Experience at Bovey Castle Devon

The team at Bovey Castle want your stay at this 5 Red Star hotel to be as relaxed and easy as possible, which is why they've provided all the opportunities to tickle your taste buds you could wish for, right on the estate.

They know that eating out is a treat and their only wish is to create an experience that will leave you feeling contented and well looked after. They turn fabulous ingredients into memorable meals, cooked with love, care and flair!

Devon’s bountiful food garden should take a bow, as it’s a first class offering. The team are truly spoilt for choice and take care to pay homage to all the fresh produce on their doorstep by making sure it appears on your menu wherever possible, from local game shot on the moors to lamb and aged Exmoor beef. The seafood is bright eyed and shiny scaled, sourced from the coves of Devon and Cornwall to arrive fresh on your plate.

The restaurants have two very different personalities, so if they're lucky enough to have you stay for two nights why not mix it up and try both!

Enjoy Exclusive Fine Dining at The Great Western

The Great Western Restaurant has been awarded three rosettes by the AA for its culinary excellence. Restaurants with the coveted three rosettes are deemed to be outstanding establishments that demand recognition well beyond their local area and just 10% of the AA’s restaurants achieve this level.

The 3 AA Rosette Great Western Restaurant is just a little bit special.

They're not in the market for stuffy dining where you feel like you need to whisper behind your napkin. Great Western Restaurant is relaxed and comfortable, yet upscale and classy. It is known as ‘exclusive dining’ actually, purely because it’s an experience you won’t find anywhere else. 

The roots are firmly planted in classical cookery, recalling the glamour of the restaurant’s Art Deco origins and echoes of a bygone era. They say the first bite is with the eye, so from the very start you are in for a treat as beautifully presented dishes, using locally sourced ingredients, are placed at your fingertips.

The ambience lends itself well to dapper tailoring and a fancy frock so feel free to glam up and feel special for an evening of splendid food and wine.

Great Western Restaurant also serves the hotel's impressive traditional Sunday lunch, offering a varied selection of locally-sourced meat, fish and vegetarian options. 

Smith's Brasserie

Imagine the best pubs in the land. You’ll be thinking countryside views, roaring fires, welcoming atmosphere, cosy seating and delicious aromas drifting from the kitchens. Got an image in your head? Well, Smith’s Brasserie is that, but better. Relaxed and inviting, bang on trend yet unpretentious and most certainly classic British dining at its best. 

Smith’s is the kind of place where you can dress up and make it special with a glass of Champagne or dress it down and bring the kids for a family lunch after a day out on the resort. You can spend some ‘me time’ curled up with a good book and hot chocolate in front of the fire pit or some ‘we time’ catching up over cocktails. 

Bovey Castle don’t stand on ceremony and they don’t want you to either so just chill out and prepare to do some serious relaxing in stylish surroundings.


Your luxury Wedding Venue in Devon

Looking for the perfect place to get married in Devon? Bovey Castle has it all! Every wedding is a unique experience of true English luxury; whether you’re planning a lavish party for hundreds or an intimate affair for close friends, the elegant architecture, stunning landscaped gardens and the vibrant atmosphere of a country home from the last century, create a wedding venue that is truly unforgettable.


Discover a unique setting for your wedding day at Bovey Castle. From the imposing splendour of the Cathedral Room to the sophisticated décor of the Adam Room, there is an intimate or stately place at Bovey Castle for however you envision your special day. From civil ceremonies, intimate receptions to grand weddings, Bovey Castle is the perfect location for your special day.

The hotel can also over see all the arrangements for large outdoor weddings, including marquee hire. This is a popular option for couples looking to recreate an English country garden wedding within the exceptional Bovey Castle estate.

Exclusive Use Weddings

With exclusive use of Bovey Castle, the 5-star hotel becomes yours for the day. Your guests are greeted upon arrival and ushered into the luxurious hospitality of your very own country home, where your wedding celebrations begin in the utmost style and privileged ambience.

The unpretentious splendour of Bovey Castle and its breathtaking surroundings ensure that an exclusive use wedding is an unashamedly lavish affair.

Wedding Co-ordinators

Professional advice and recommendations are offered at every stage of wedding planning by our experienced wedding co-ordinators, from your initial viewing of the hotel and its wedding facilities through to the hotel's extensive directory of highly-recommended suppliers that the hotel work with.


Your Business Venue in Devon

Morning coffee served on a sunny terrace overlooking Dartmoor National Park; a falconry display with Bovey Castle's resident owls, falcons and eagles; a round of golf on the championship 18-hole course or an archery session before a focused meeting about the company’s year ahead. Then, when the day's work is done, a swim or a relaxing massage in the spa.

Can this really be business? Yes, it's just a business event done the Bovey Castle way.
The hotel specialises in residential conferences, team building, incentives, board meetings and private functions. Accommodation is divided between a wide selection of bedrooms within the original manor house and mews, with Bovey Castle’s three-storey lodges available as accommodation or the perfect location for a private company meeting or party. 

Things to see and do

Activities on and off the resort include falconry, golf, archery, clay pigeon shooting, fly fishing, horse riding, hot air balloons, quad biking, Bovey Rangers, gliding, art classes, rock climbing and walking on Dartmoor National Park.


Devon, or historically Devonshire, is a county of extraordinary diversity and beauty. The pace of life is slower, more relaxed, more 'take it as it comes', a total escape from the day to day grind and sometimes overwhelming stress of everyday living.

Use Bovey Castle as your base to explore the variety of attractions surrounding, from the surfing beaches of Devon to local vineyards, historic Exeter and its Cathedral to yachting in Dartmouth and Salcombe.

Outdoor activities on Dartmoor

With more than 275 acres of Dartmoor National Park on the doorstep and many different outdoor activities on offer at Bovey Castle, we're certain you'll find entertainment to suit everyone. Discover family activities with a selection of lazy thrills such as making cider and sloe gin or archery, to high-octane outdoor pursuits and adventures such as clay pigeon shooting or falconry. 

The onsite resort team can provide suggestions on how to make the most of your time at Bovey Castle and can even create a bespoke itinerary for your stay or supply ideas for enjoying the local area and nearby attractions.