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Bovey Castle

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Indoor pool
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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 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

349 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Pet friendly
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
North Bovey, Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot, England, TQ13 8RE
Main amenities
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Golf course
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Spa tub
  • Room service
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Dartmoor National Park - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.) - 54 min drive
  • Exeter St David's Station - 28 min drive
  • St James Park Station - 29 min drive
  • Exeter Central Station - 30 min drive


  • The Post Inn - 15 min drive
  • Fingle Bridge Inn - 18 min drive
  • Central Stores - 6 min drive
  • Warren House Inn - 10 min drive
  • The Cleave Hotel - 14 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 mani/pedis, 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 center. The helpful staff and restaurant get good marks from fellow travelers.


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-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 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 (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 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
  • An indoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room
  • Reception hall


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

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

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • 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 approximately GBP 25 for adults and GBP 15 for children
  • 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 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 June 3, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Bovey Castle on June 16, 2023 start from P 17,930, 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.
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 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 an indoor pool, 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.
What's the area around Bovey Castle like?
Bovey Castle is located by the river. Popular attractions include Becky Falls, which is 13 minutes away by car.







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10/10 Exceptional

Peter, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lady Sarah, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Nikki, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We have had a few visits here and never been dissatisfied with any aspects
Helen, 1-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

Booked 2 rooms for an overnight stay to celebrate a friends 60th. One room was so hot all the windows had to be opened and the other was too cold. No way of controlling room temp is not what one would expect of a 5 star hotel. Our bathroom shower was tepid and the bathroom freezing cold. The carpet in our bedroom, below the window, was not fitted correctly with the griprod exposed. As a result of this my wife received a minor cut to her toe whilst closing the curtains to retain more heat in the room. When we checked in I thought that the receptionist had either a very important meeting to attend or needed the toilet urgently, due to the fact that hotel information was rattled off so quick it made my head spin. You cannot order drinks at the bar they are all served at your table plus a £6.95 service charge every time, nothing explained about this. Also a discretionary service charge of £10.00 per day, again not explained, but just added to the bill making you feel obliged to pay it and too embarrassed to refuse it. The room was also above hotel entrance and from the early hours doors could be heard opening and closing making for a very disturbed sleep . When checking out and mentioning the poor shower and my wife cutting her toe due to the badly fitted carpet I felt that the apology was very poor and insincere. On the positive side the spa and pool were nice and the food in the Brasserie was exceptional. So on checking in check your room first.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Mixed feelings
Mixed feelings. Parts of the hotel experience live up the 5* ranking others didn’t. The restaurant was amazing; food and service superb and generally the staff and standards were great, not necessarily exceptional though. Our bedroom, whilst serviced, wasn’t resupplied and fruit left overs remained for the entirety of our stay. Checking out. Our bill was in error by several hundred £ with double billing and simple errors. Over £150 of service fees had been added for one evening meal and drinks on two occasions in the bar…
Mark, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lorna, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fabia, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Paul, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mark, 1-night trip
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