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Bovey Castle

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Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Castle Lodge | Terrace/patio

Overview of Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle

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

9.0/10 Superb

334 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
North Bovey, Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot, England, TQ13 8RE

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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.) - 48 min drive
  • Exeter St David's Station - 28 min drive
  • St James Park Station - 29 min drive
  • Exeter Central Station - 30 min drive


  • Ring Of Bells Inn - 4 min drive
  • The Horse - 6 min drive
  • Berto’s - 6 min drive
  • The Union Inn - 6 min drive
  • Ring O'Bells - 11 min drive

About this property

Bovey Castle

A great stay at Bovey Castle in Newton Abbot can include a round of golf at the 18-hole course. Guests can visit the spa to be pampered with massages, aromatherapy or manicures and pedicures, and Smith's Brasserie, one of 2 restaurants, serves Mediterranean cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include an indoor pool, a bar/lounge and a 24-hour fitness centre. The helpful staff and restaurant get good marks from fellow travellers.


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 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 sanitiser provided
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site 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 until 11:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • 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 on-site 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

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • 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 hire/tours nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference centre


  • 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
  • Bike hire


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


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • 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
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • 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 specialises in Mediterranean cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required.
The Tasting Room – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required. Open selected days.

Awards and affiliations

Bovey Castle is listed in the 2011 Condé Nast Traveller 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

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 sanitiser; reservations are required for some on-site 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 that 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Bovey Castle?
As of 2 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Bovey Castle on 5 December 2022 start from S$247, 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 sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Bovey Castle?
Yes, there's an indoor pool.
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 on-site activities such as archery, fishing and hiking, and practise your swing at the golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes segway hire. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the hot tub. Bovey Castle also has an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness centre and a sauna, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Bovey Castle?
Yes, there are 2 on-site 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



10/10 Exceptional

Great trip again!
Amazing stay in an idiotic setting. Staff and service were superb.
William, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Make no mistakes this was one of the nicest hotels I've been to and a beautiful location. I will be back to enjoy the area, activities and the meals. Slightly let down by the time it took to order and get the breakfast which for £25 each was a shame. Otherwise a not to miss place to stay.
Brian, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful hotel and the most beautiful environment. Nothing was too much trouble for anyone. Fantastic!!
Louise, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Great value stay
Great value stay at Bovey Castle. Good sized room, clean and comfortable. Some parts of the hotel are tired, others are amazing. Service was hit and miss. Location was stunning. Activities on site were a pleasant surprise. Overall a superb stay and would highly recommend.
Yasmin, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The most beautiful hotel ever!
The hotel is stunning and everything was perfect!
Louise, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely place
Overall an excellent experience but the spa was a little bit tired and the pool was cold but everyone’s really friendly and the ducks were really lively!!
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Michael, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

William, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Birthday trip away
Had a very nice stay. Some minor points like the room we had needed a bit of decorating as paint was coming away from walls and ceiling, And over all paint work needed touching up as this is a 5 star hotel and our room was upgraded I would have expected higher stanfards. My wife had a lovely bath only to step out into the allocated slippers which some how had a shard of glass in them,cutting my wife’s foot, which we didn’t need ten minutes for dinner. A lovely place but wasn’t the best breakfast for the price and be aware of al the service charges . Had birthday champagne ordered to the room for our arrival. Even though the bottle was £85 I had the privilege of paying £11 pound service charge for someone to take it to the room. Over all a lovely stay . Would stay again but would expect better for a 5 star hotel.
Kevin, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Contracted gastroenteritis following a stay at Bovey.
Sam, 1-night romance trip
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