“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

Ilsington Country House Hotel

Bovey Tracey


The hotel has been owned and run by the Hassell Family since 1998. Fourth generation, Devon hoteliers with a keen eye for detail and with staff who know how to make you feel at home. Packed with traditional character and a laid back vibe unwind in whatever way takes your fancy. The two beautiful lounges are perfect for a game of afternoon chess and a cream tea (there are three to choose from) or book some pre-dinner spa time either in the pool or with one of the therapists.

The panoramic setting is engaging so bring your boots. Impressive Dartmoor National Park is literally on the doorstep and the hotels own ten acres home to a flock of friendly chickens are yours to enjoy. Walk then lunch, cycle then sauna, horse ride then stretch out. The hydrotherapy pool soon eases away any aches and pains, the massages and facials in the Tibetan spa rejuvenate.

Awarded two AA rosettes for food, numerous awards for the Spa and recognised in publications such as the Good Hotel Guide. Spend a lazy lunch overlooking the gardens, a family fun packed afternoon playing croquet on the lawn or a long summers evening sharing a bite to eat on the terrace. You’ll find an irresistible combination of country charm, award-winning food, friendly service and unrivalled access to the untamed moor and beautiful countryside here.

Key Facilities

Family Rooms


Free WiFi

Swimming Pool





Additional Facilities

  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Free View TV
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms Available
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • Telephone in all bedrooms


  • 3 AA Silver Stars Country House Hotel
  • AA Awards AA - 2 Rosettes 2021, Silver Stars 2021
  • Editor's Choice for Spa - Good Hotel Guide
  • Gold Winner Devon Spa and Wellness Experience - 2015, 2016 & 2019
  • Devon Tourism Visit Devon Awards - Gold 2016
  • Regional and Miscellaneous Good Hotel Guide 2016
  • AA Awards AA 3 Star Country House Hotel Silver Award 2015 - 2021
  • Regional and Miscellaneous South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2016/17 - Gold 2017

Special Offers

Relax and Recharge

Two night package (prices per person)
From £285.00 Twin/Double, £370.00 Single

2 night’s accommodation in a superior room | Complimentary robe, towel and slippers for your comfort | Bottle of Prosecco in your room for arrival | Breakfast each morning | 2-course lunch on your Spa day | Restaurant dinner each evening | A choice of 40 minute treatment per person: either a back, neck and shoulder massage, express D-Vine facial, energy point remedy or pressure point scalp massage.

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