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Overview of Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle

5.0 star property
Riverfront hotel in Newton Abbot with golf course and spa

9.0/10 Superb

316 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
North Bovey, Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot, England, TQ13 8RE
Main amenities
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Golf course
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Breakfast available
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Spa tub
  • Room service
  • Massage/treatment rooms
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Dartmoor National Park - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) - 47 min drive
  • Exeter St David's Station - 28 min drive
  • St James Park Station - 29 min drive
  • Exeter Central Station - 30 min drive

About this property

Bovey Castle

5-star luxury hotel by the river, rejuvenated in 2017
Consider a stay at Bovey Castle and take advantage of 18 holes of golf, a terrace, and a garden. Adventurous travelers may like the archery, hiking/biking, and fishing at this hotel. Indulge in a manicure/pedicure, a body wrap, and a body treatment at Elan Spa, the onsite spa. Enjoy Mediterranean cuisine and garden views at the two onsite restaurants. In addition to a playground and a library, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • English breakfast (surcharge), bike rentals, and 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Smoke-free premises, coffee/tea in the lobby, and wedding services
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Bovey Castle boast thoughtful touches such as premium bedding and bathrobes, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews give good marks for the comfortable rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and hair dryers
  • 42-inch Smart TVs with digital channels
  • Electric kettles, limited housekeeping, and desks


English, French, German, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 82 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive an email 7 days before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • Access to the fitness facility and pool are by reservation only.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (14 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 1 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • Archery
  • Golf lessons
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Fishing
  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Segway rentals/tours nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Bicycle rentals


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1907
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 18 holes of golf
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latvian
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch Smart TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Weekly housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Elan Spa has 5 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

The spa is open daily.


Smith's Brasserie - Overlooking the garden, this brasserie specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required.
The Tasting Room - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required. Open select days.

Awards and affiliations

Bovey Castle is listed in the 2011 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 25 for adults and GBP 15 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (amount varies)

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 25.00 per pet, per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Bovey Castle
Bovey Castle Hotel
Bovey Castle Hotel Newton Abbot
Bovey Castle Newton Abbot
Castle Bovey
Bovey Castle Hotel
Bovey Castle Newton Abbot
Bovey Castle Hotel Newton Abbot

Frequently asked questions

Does Bovey Castle offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Bovey Castle does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Bovey Castle?
As of 19 August 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Bovey Castle on 11 September 2022 start from ₹259, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Bovey Castle?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Bovey Castle?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room. There's a charge of GBP 25.00 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Bovey Castle?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Bovey Castle?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge. Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at Bovey Castle and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like archery, fishing, and hiking, and practice your swing at the golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes segway rentals. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the spa tub. Bovey Castle also has a 24-hour fitness center and a sauna, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Bovey Castle?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring Mediterranean cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include The Horse (2.6 mi), Berto’s (2.6 mi), and The Union Inn (2.6 mi).
What's the area around Bovey Castle like?
Bovey Castle is located by the river. Popular attractions include Dartmoor National Park, which is 20 minutes away by car.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

Hotel Is lovely but the meal was sub standard for the cost of it
Robert, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Another great stay
An excellent stay once again. Nothing too much trouble for the staff, food delicious with great care taken over my food allergy & in tolerance. They welcomed us with mocktails as I had mentioned we were celebrating our wedding anniversary, such a lovely touch.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Need more experienced staff
Food was excellent. Not enough experienced staff . A few didn’t even know the basics (like you need a cup to go with a pot of coffee ) .Long wait to get served everywhere . Dinner spoilt by loud other customers . Good superb , rooms luxurious .
Ian, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Scarlette, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Bovey Castle, a 5* disappointment
Bovey Castle is a spectacular location, our room, overlooking the grounds / golf course, was lovely. We found the room was well stocked with tea/coffee making facilities, free mineral water and good quality toiletries. Breakfast was ridiculously expensive (£25 plus service charge) if you only required light continental. The food in the Brasserie was okay but not what I would expect at a 5* hotel, for example my coconut squid had no coconut in the batter, when I mentioned it the waiter merely shrugged. Due to its remote location you have limited alternatives, we didn’t try the Tasting Menu. The Spa facilities are very nice, the pool is especially good. The grounds are delightful. So, overall a good experience but not great.
View from our bedroom
David, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

A very relaxing stay
A most enjoyable stay in understated luxury. Our room was very comfortable and immaculately clean. In the Oak Bar we sat at a table at the end of the bar by two windows one looking to the side and one looking over the beautiful terrace. Two dead moths and a cobweb were on the window Cill of the side window and had been there for some time, they were still there the following day. An ancient “window cord” was broken on the front window, and was tied up in a very untidy knot, and was just dangling there. Small details, I know. Breakfast on our first morning: we were sat at a table for two, it had a pedestal base, and rocked badly, our coffee was served and spilled into the saucer when the table rocked. Our waiter attempted to stabilise it, but eventually moved us and gave us fresh cups and coffee. When the table was laid up, the rocking must have been noticeable. On the second morning we were seated for over 30 minutes before our coffee arrived and our order taken. It was a pity that the Great Western Restaurant was not open in the evenings, but, having been in the service industry for many years we appreciate the current problems with staffing. We had two enjoyable meals in the Brasserie. The grounds are still beautifully kept and we enjoyed our wanderings. Overall our stay was great, and we would most certainly visit again.
Michael, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay at Bovey Castle
Oon Jin, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Expensive breakfast
Joe, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Most beautiful. Room was a bit warm and no ac
KEVIN, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Simon, 1-night trip
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