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Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle is an early 20th century Manor Estate tucked away in the remote Dartmoor National Park that also happens to be a luxury hotel.  We were recommended it years ago and we just can't seem to stay anywhere else.

It was built in 1907 for Viscount Hambledon, but I guess he fell on hard times because it was a hotel by 1930.  ;)

Apparently it is known for its golf course that was designed by John Frederick Abercromby in 1926 but wow, I totally do not care at all about that.  It's the pure gorgeous of the location is why we keep coming back.

bovey castle © jennifer bailey

bovey castle © jennifer bailey

This really isn't an ad for the place, it's just gorgeous and photogenic in the extreme.  It's got falconry in the mornings, or you could go feed the chickens and gather the eggs.  Two restaurants and all kinds of activities are possible from the perfectly location nestled right in one of the most glorious parts of England, Dartmoor.

I mean, you just don't get skies that like everywhere.   It's a slice of heaven - whether you stay in the plush luxury of somewhere like Bovey Castle, or rough it in a tent somewhere out on the moor. <3

A bit of Devon countryside

A bit of Devon countryside

Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey