The Lodges at Bovey Castle

UK England South West England Devon Moretonhampstead

01647 445 000   Bovey Castle, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park, Devon TQ13 8RE

  • 22 Lodges
  • Perfect for Families
Family-friendly lodges in the vast grounds of a top-notch hotel in Dartmoor National Park

The Lodges at Bovey Castle are situated between the lake and the tennis courts on a private estate surrounding the five-star Bovey Castle Hotel. They offer a relaxed place to stay with access to the facilities and location of a hotel that has been deemed by the AA as one of the best in the British Isles. Situated in Dartmoor National Park, the hotel and its 18-hole championship golf course have been welcoming guests since the 1930s. The Lodges, like the spa, are later additions but all work together to provide a country retreat that feels as relevant today as it was when it was created by the WH Smith family back in the 1900s.

Each of the 22 lodges sleeps up to eight in three en-suite bedrooms (maximum 6 adults), making them a great choice for anyone who prefers the flexibility of self-catering but craves the facilities of a top-notch hotel. They are particularly convenient for families or friends who want to stay together, and also for dog owners who are welcome with their pets here and in parts of the hotel. Lodge stays include access to the grounds, gardens, swimming pool, sauna and gym. They also give you the opportunity to book in for any of the activities on offer to hotel guests which range from falconry experiences to clay-pigeon shooting.

When it comes to dining options, you're truly spoiled for choice. The hotel's two restaurants, The Great Western Grill and Smith's Brasserie, are excellent. The former boasts a refined à la carte menu blending tradition with flair (think Cornish turbot with grape butter sauce and ruby artichokes), while the latter specialises in Mediterranean dishes. Meanwhile, sumptuous afternoon teas are served in the lounges. Your luxury lodge boasts a well-equipped kitchen and you can pre-order a fully-stocked pantry hamper for your arrival. And in a setting as lovely as this, why not avail of the Lodge Dining packages on offer? There's a variety of menus and dishes, including 'Take me away' and 'Big night in', served in the comfort of your lodge. Breakfasts can be pre-ordered too – enjoy from your balcony and those uninterrupted views of Dartmoor. 

Built of local granite and named after Dartmoor tors, these majestic lodges offer a place where you can immerse yourself in the stunning natural surroundings. Each is three storeys and has a balcony or terrace off an open-plan living space, so you can enjoy the outdoors and take in views across the grounds and out onto Dartmoor. Inside, they offer a contemporary feel and are well-equipped with everything you’d expect from a good holiday cottage — plus a few hotel-style extras. There are robes and slippers, TempleSpa toiletries and complimentary bottled water, and housekeeping will offer a changeover after just three days.


Food & Drink

Lodge Dining

Delicious home-cooked meals can be delivered to your lodge. Breakfast is available as well as family dining (from 5pm–9pm). BBQ packs can also be ordered. Please order your lodge dining by 6pm the night prior

Smith’s Brasserie:

Monday & Tuesday, all day dining from 12.30pm until 9.30pm

Wednesday – Sunday, all day dining from 12.30pm until 6.30pm

Great Western Grill:

Wednesday – Sunday, dinner from 6.30pm until 9.30pm


Open all year.


£700–£1000 a night per lodge.

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Contact Website  01647 445 000  The Lodges at Bovey Castle, Bovey Castle, North Bovey, Dartmoor National Park, Devon TQ13 8RE

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Getting There

Leave the A30 at Whiddon Down, signposted for Moretonhampstead A382. Follow signs to stay on the A382 for almost six miles until the roundabout just before Moretonhampstead where you turn right to follow signs for Postbridge and Princetown (B3212). After a mile-and-a-half, Bovey Castle is on the left-hand side marked by large wrought iron gates and a lodge.


  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Groups welcome
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Family-Friendly
  • Walking

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