Join us for a spectacular Christmas 2022 at Bovey Castle, we invite you to celebrate the festive season in style with events and magical getaways in the heart of Dartmoor National Park.
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The Christmas Experience


Arrive at Bovey Castle for a host of festive activities including cider & sloe gin making followed by afternoon tea accompanied by carol singing. We offer an early children’s high tea in Smith’s Brasserie. Your evening includes welcome drinks and a five course dinner accompanied by a pianist.


Enjoy breakfast followed by a visit from Father Christmas who will be giving out gifts for our younger guests. In the morning 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 Grill. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the Queen’s speech, tea and Christmas cake. An informal dinner will be served in the evening.


After 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 one of our lounges throughout the afternoon with a storyteller for all the family. Children will be entertained by a festive movie, followed by high tea. Finish your day with a Champagne reception and five course black tie dinner in the Great Western Grill followed by a live band and dancing.


Enjoy a full English breakfast before fond farewells.



To book your magical Christmas with us, you can book online by clicking this link.


Children under 5 cannot attend the Christmas Eve and Boxing Day dinners.

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Christmas in your own private lodge

Take exclusive use of your own private lodge and enjoy a traditional family Christmas with us. Luxuriously furnished with beautiful views over the estate, these self-catering lodges are a wonderful way to spend the festive holidays with loved ones.

Even though you are based privately in the grounds, the incredible thing about a Christmas break in one of our lodges is that you have the 275 acre estate, the Elan Spa and our daily activities on your doorstep.

Whilst you may enjoy cooking a Christmas dinner for the family, there are also a selection of delicious menus, including traditional Christmas Day lunch which can be pre-ordered and delivered to your lodge fully prepared, that you will just need to pop in the oven.

Price from £899.00 per lodge, per night



To book your magical Christmas with us, you can book online by clicking this link.


T&C’s apply. Rates are per lodge, per night, based on up to six people sharing a lodge, minimum three night stay. Lodge is fully prepaid at the time of booking. Reservation cannot be cancelled or refunded, but prepayment can be transferred to a new booking.

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Christmas Gift Vouchers

Give the gift of Bovey this Christmas we have a range of gift vouchers available from overnight stays to delicious dining. The perfect Christmas gift…

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Festive Afternoon Tea

Indulge in a delicious festive afternoon tea at Bovey Castle with a beautifully presented selection of festive fancies, mince pies, sandwiches, cakes and scones.

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