The Cateys 2018, the most prestigious awards in UK hospitality, has shortlisted Bovey Castle, the luxurious country estate in the heart of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, for its Hotel of the Year (Group) category, alongside London’s Ham Yard Hotel and The Ned. The awards recognise business leaders, innovators and household names in the hospitality industry.
“We are delighted to have been shortlisted in the internationally-renowned Cateys alongside two of London’s most impressive hotels. The exceptional team at Bovey Castle is committed to innovating and showcasing British hospitality at its best,” said Mark Chambers, Managing Director at Eden Hotel Collection.
The hotel, under the leadership of General Manager Francisco Macedo, has gone from strength to strength, having been awarded five Red Stars by the AA in 2017 (the highest possible accolade) for its exceptional hospitality.
Set in 275 acres of countryside within Dartmoor National Park, the flagship property has 60 bedrooms, 22 lodges, an 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts and an Elan Spa complete with Art Deco swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, treatment rooms and a dedicated Gentlemen’s Quarter. Country pursuits available include falconry, cider and sloe gin-making and off-road driving. Its flagship restaurant – the Great Western – is overseen by talented Head Chef Mark Budd and is the proud recipient of 3 AA Rosettes for its culinary excellence.
The hotel has launched the Ultimate Bovey Castle Experience to mark the awards, which includes three-nights’ accommodation in a Grand State suite, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot in the suite on arrival, full English breakfast each morning, a private tour with the Estate Manager, an off-road driving experience in one of the hotel’s Land Rovers, champagne afternoon tea, a tour of the Bovey Castle Estate Deer Park, a 55-minute spa treatment per person, cider & sloe gin making in the Long Barn and dinner with wine each evening in the flagship Great Western Restaurant (two three-course dinners and a seven-course tasting menu with wine pairings). The Ultimate Bovey Castle Experience costs from £2,950 total/£1,475 pp (two sharing).