13 – Top 50 UK & Ireland Stay and Play Bovey Castle

A fine country house on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, Bovey Castle was built by the son and heir of the stationer W.H. Smith. The resort’s Old Course is a superb, traditional parkland course designed by eminent English architect J.F. Abercromby and opened for play in 1926. In 2004 alterations and refurbishments overseen by Donald Steel and Tom Mackenzie were completed. The hotel is decorated in a traditional and individual style with great attention to detail, along with a wonderful choice of dining options, from afternoon tea on the South Terrace to a private dinner in the secluded Summerhouse. There’s a superb spa, while off-course activities include falconry and fishing – or for something a little different the hotel even offers classes in cider and sloe gin making.

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