Your Magical Christmas in Devon

Enjoy a sensational Christmas experience at Bovey Castle. We invite you to celebrate the festive season with loved ones and join us for Christmas and New Year breaks, specially selected Christmas menus and indulgent festive spa pampering.


Experience the magic of Christmas in the castle as the Hotel transforms into a winter wonderland, with rooms illuminated by spectacular Christmas trees and plump armchairs nestled against tables laden with walnuts and oranges. The hotel is idyllically situated in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, so take the opportunity to explore the area and visit local festive events in the surrounding towns and villages whilst you’re with us.


Bovey Castle boasts a rather special experience during Christmas and New Year. Choose your stay, whether it’s in one of our boutique bedrooms or luxury private lodges, we have something suitable for everyone. Indulge in a delicious festive spread in front of a roaring fire, luxuriate in our Elan Spa with pampering festive treatments, or for the more adventurous ones… explore a range of festive activities with the family and our dedicated activities leader.


We look forward to welcoming you to Bovey Castle… to find out more information about our festive breaks and what we can do for you contact our team. Call on 01647 445007 or email


Take a look at our 2023 Christmas Brochure

Christmas With Eden

December is our favourite time at the hotels and we can’t wait to deck the halls and get the mulled wine simmering. The aroma of roaring fires mingling with the fresh smell of pine from the Christmas trees is really quite magical and we’re keen to get the celebrations started.

Everyone knows that Christmas is all about the food, and food has always been at the heart of our hotels. Our award-winning chefs across the collection spend most of the year dreaming up even more indulgent ways of spoiling our guests with their Christmas menus and this year looks to be no exception.

We invite you to join us for Christmas and New Year breaks, pampering spa treatments, not to mention the happy thought of our teams plying you with excellent Champagne, wine and fabulous festive food. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing the festive season with you.

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The Christmas Experience

Arrive at Bovey Castle for a host of festive activities including a visit to our Long Barn for cider and sloe gin making, then join us for afternoon tea accompanied by carol singing. Your first evening includes welcome drinks and a five course dinner, accompanied by our house pianist.

Awake to a traditional breakfast followed by a visit from Father Christmas with gifts for our younger guests. Then why not enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery on the estate by trying out our brass rubbing trail. The revelry begins with a drinks reception followed by a fabulous Christmas Day lunch in the Great Western Grand Grill accompanied by a harpist. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the King’s speech which will be shown in the lounges with tea and mince pies. An informal buffet dinner will be served in the evening. Then retire to the Oak Bar for a Cognac or two.

Following breakfast sign up for the golf tournament, join us for a guided walk, or take part in our treasure hunt around the Castle and grounds. In the afternoon our much-loved ferret racing is a firm favourite, as is our ‘nearest the pin’ golf competition on the South Terrace, served with hot chocolate or mulled wine. Family activities are available all day. A savoury and sweet afternoon tea will also be served in our lounges throughout the afternoon with a magician and jazz band to entertain. A high tea will be available for young children. Finish your day with a cocktail reception and five course dinner in the Great Western Grand Grill (dress code – cocktail wear) followed by entertainment from a singer in our Cathedral room.

Enjoy a full English breakfast before bidding a fond farewell.


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New Year at Bovey Castle

Experience New Year in Devon

Arrive for a fabulous afternoon tea served in one of our beautiful lounges, accompanied by a harpist. Relax in your room before dressing for our Black-Tie dinner. The festivities begin with a Champagne cocktail and canapé reception accompanied by a traditional piper, a six course gala dinner in the Great Western Grand Grill followed by live music then dancing. Toast in the New Year with a Glass of Champagne whilst watching the fantastic firework display from our South Terrace.

After the previous night’s revelry enjoy a leisurely brunch. Blow away the cobwebs on a guided walk, take part in our treasure hunt around the castle and grounds, or play in our golf tournament. A savoury afternoon tea will be served where you will be entertained by a magician. This is followed by ferret racing and the ‘nearest the pin’ golf competition on the South Terrace. There will be family activities available during the day. Enjoy a cocktail reception prior to the New Year’s Day celebration, a 5 course dinner which will be served in the Great Western Grand Grill, accompanied by our pianist.

Savour a full English breakfast before your journey home!


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Estate Lodge Winter Breaks

Celebrate in our Lodges

Christmas Package
Join family and loved ones for a Christmas to remember. Nestled within our grounds, our superb 3-bedroom Estate lodges offer the independence of self-catering, whilst giving you access to Bovey Castle’s extensive facilities. Our lodge guests will have full use of our Smith’s Brasserie and Oak Bar during their stay, from afternoon tea on arrival to a fabulous three course Christmas Day Luncheon.


New Year Package
Celebrate the New Year with your very own exclusive House Party! Our superb self-catering Estate Lodges offer you the ideal space to celebrate with friends and family.
Cream tea will be in your lodge awaiting your arrival. Then dress for the evening’s festivities, commencing with a cocktail and canapé reception before being piped to a six course gala dinner, served in our Bovey and Mulberry rooms. Dance the night away to live music and at midnight bring in the New Year with a glass of Champagne whilst watching our fantastic firework display.

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Betwixt and Between at Bovey Castle

Betwixt and Between

27th – 30th December
Escape and unwind with a fantastic post-Christmas break at Bovey Castle!

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Dine at Bovey Castle

Festive Dining

Festive Afternoon Tea
Nothing says Christmas like an Afternoon Tea at Bovey Castle. See the hotel in its Christmas splendour and enjoy a traditional selection of sandwiches cakes and fancies.
Monday – Sunday £50 per person


Festive Dining
Celebrate the season in true style with sumptuous festive dining in the Great Western Grand Grill. Relax at our Champagne bar with canapés before enjoying a fabulous three course dinner followed by coffee and petit fours.
£65 per person


Private Dining
What could be better than your own private pre-Christmas lunch or dinner at Bovey Castle? Our private dining rooms will be beautifully decorated, creating the perfect atmosphere for a relaxed Christmas celebration with colleagues, friends or family. Included is a 3 course meal with coffee, mince pies and table decorations.
Lunch £45 per person, dinner £65 per person. (Minimum 6 guests, Maximum 100 guests.)


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