DiCamillo Companion

Bovey Castle (Bovey House)

  • House & Family History: Bovey is a house of many periods, dating at least to the 16th century. In the 18th century the House was neglected and left in poor repair and later reduced in size; it was restored in 1868. The original red sandstone hall range of 1592 (the date is found on a very fine rainwater head) sports an interior of high quality late 17th century paneling, with a ceiling decorated with grapevines and oak leaves. The three-storied, rubble-faced South Wing was added in the 17th century. There is also the King Charles II Room, with a post-Restoration ceiling that commemorates Charles's flight after the Battle of Worcester. Bovey is today a luxury hotel.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: There is a fine Summer House that contains two 14th century style medieval statues: a bishop and a king.

  • Country Life: XXXII, 674, 1912.

  • Title: Buildings of England: Devon, The
    Author: Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Bridget; Nairn, Judy
    Year Published: 1989
    Reference: pgs. 190-191
    Publisher: London: Penguin
    ISBN: 0140710507
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Walrond family, 13th century until 18th century. Rolle family, 18th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Hotel

    Ownership Details: Today Bovey Castle Luxury Hotel and Sporting Estate, a member of the Eden Hotel Collection.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01647-445-000

    Fax: 01647-445-020

    Email: booking@boveycastle.com

    Website: http://www.boveycastle.com

    Historic Houses Member: No