Hotel Endsleigh is a small luxury country house hotel on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, Devon, UK. Hotel Endsleigh is a stunning Grade 1 historic house set in 108 acres of beautiful gardens and woodland.
At a Glance
Spend a day exploring Dartmoor on horseback then return for a relaxing massage in your room back at Hotel Endsleigh
Grab a good book from the library and get cosy with a glass of wine beside one the many crackling fires
Hotel Endsleigh has over one hundred acres of magical gardens, with grottos, follies and waterfalls abounding
This historical hotel offers excellent salmon and trout fishing on the Tamar River with guidance from the gillie where required
Hotel Endsleigh is tucked away in the peaceful Tamar valley, the house was originally built for the 6th Duke of Bedford in 1811 who chose to use it as a hunting and fishing lodge. Today Hotel Endsleigh is one of the most important Regency country houses remaining and has wonderful views across the River Tamar to Cornwall beyond. There are just sixteen bedrooms which have been carefully restored to the Regency style but with additional contemporary touches to ensure the utmost comfort.
The most endearing part of a stay at Hotel Endsleigh has to be a walk through the stunning gardens which were originally landscaped in 1814 by Humphrey Repton who learned all he knew from Capability Brown. There are over one hundred acres of magical gardens with salmon and trout fishing along the River Tamar and her tributary streams which gently wind their way through the valley past an ancient grotto and various follies - signature features of their time.
Situated in-between Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor, the hotel is a great place to stay if exploring the surrounding National Parks, be it on foot, horseback or bike. The fishing is highly acclaimed and shooting and falconry is also on offer. Hotel Endsleigh is a peaceful hideaway with lots of action for those that desire it.
Hotel Endsleigh has 16 rooms including two suites and a secluded lodge. All the rooms are decorated in a style in keeping with the Regency period. They all have generous baths with huge overhead showers and many of the rooms have beautiful views over the gardens. As well as antique furniture, the rooms offer flat screen TVs and DVD players and free WiFi. The suites have sofa beds which can accommodate extra teenagers or adults and all the rooms have space for an extra child's bed or baby's cot.
This gorgeous secluded thatch cottage is a walk or drive away from the main hotel. It has two rooms and bathroom and it's own private garden.
There are two suites one on the ground floor and one on the first floor of the main hotel.
There are four Spacious Rooms all with a gorgeous view over the surrounding gardens.
There are nine Comfortable Rooms which all have large baths and overhead showers. Each one is individual and all have charming antique furniture typical of the Regency period.
Hotel Endsleigh has room in most of the bedrooms for an extra child's bed or baby's cot. The hotel is family friendly and babysitting can be arranged for those that require it.
There are two dining rooms serving delicious seasonal food using mainly locally sourced organic produce. Traditional Devonshire Cream teas are served every day in the dining room. There is an honesty bar which means that guests can enjoy a drink anytime and anywhere around the hotel.
Aside from exploring the riverside walks which take you past waterfalls and hidden follies in the acres of gardens, Hotel Endsleigh can organize a host of other activities. A private guide can be arranged if guests wish to explore the local area, including both Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor. Picnics can be prepared if guests wish to disappear for a day trip either to the coast or to visit the beautiful villages and towns nearby. Fishing, mountain biking, horse riding, shooting (clays), falconry and an in-room massage can all be arranged by the helpful hotel staff.
Hotel Endsleigh has a well-stocked library, a croquet lawn, 108 acres of stunning gardens, table tennis and various games, fishing on the River Tamar and bikes to hire. The rooms all have WiFi and flat screen TVs and DVD players.
Location & Directions
Hotel Endsleigh is situated on the river Tamar in the village of Milton Abbot, Devon. It lies between Bodminmoor to the west and Dartmoor National Park to the East.
When to go
It is very difficult to predict the weather in the United Kingdom - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but the UK does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.