Bovey Castle in Dartmoor, part of The Eden Hotel Collection, has been awarded five stars by the AA, following the completion of the first phase of its extensive £3.5m makeover.
Less than six months after acquiring the country house estate in 2014, the privately-owned Eden Hotel Collection began the epic refurbishment project of Bovey Castle, which has seen its spa, brasserie, restaurant, public areas and bedrooms updated.
With the first phase of bedrooms refurbs now complete, work will start on the remainder of the rooms in the coming months.
The estate – with 60 bedrooms and 22 luxury lodges – also boasts an 18-hole championship golf course and jam-packed programme of activities including falconry, tennis, archery, cider and sloe gin-making.
Bovey Castle has recently introduced a new off-road driving experience also.
The newly-refurbished Elan Spa – home to a swimming pool, sun terrace, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room – has created a dedicated area for men’s treatments too, called the Gentlemen’s Quarter.
Three bespoke massages using Bovey Castle’s own PRO V1 golf balls have recently been added to the innovative range of treatments.
Mark Chambers, managing director, Eden Hotel Collection comments: “The dedicated team at Bovey Castle is committed to providing exceptional levels of service and hospitality. The recent refurbishment has taken the facilities and services on offer to another level and we are thrilled that the hotel and its hard-working staff have been given the recognition that they deserve.”
Gary Baldwin MIH, senior hotel & restaurant inspector, AA says: “Bovey Castle has been brought back to life and transformed into an excellent example of true hotel keeping. The high-quality refurbishment throughout the public areas, excellent dining options and top-notch bedrooms and bathrooms make Bovey Castle a really first-class South West destination.”