Hotel Endsleigh

Tavistock, Devon, England

It’s little wonder that the Duke of Bedford, who two centuries ago owned a third of Devon, chose this spot for his hunting and fishing lodge. Overlooking the River Tamar and beyond into Cornwall, Endsleigh, now owned by Olga Polizzi, sits this 16 room hotel set in 108 acres of gardens, woodlands, follies and grottos created by Humphry Repton. Picnic in the woods, or while away the hours at the historic Endsleigh Fishing Club and enjoy some of the world's best salmon fly-fishing. Amongst the wild expanses of dartmoor sits the Hotel Endsleigh, a 200 year old lodge originally built by the Duke of Bedford. With extensive gardens designed by Humphry Repton and In splendid rural isolation, the only sounds to be heard are birdsongs and leaves rustling in the breeze. The hotel has 16 individually style boutique bedrooms, each with hand painted wallpaper, while the hotel offers a wealth of outdoor activities to enjoy.
Countryside

Hotel guide

Facilities

  • 16 individually styled bedrooms with sweeping garden and river views
  • Independant Thatched lodge with a private garden and 3 suites
  • Original hand-painted wallpaper to heighten the sense of history
  • 200 year old gafdens designed by Humphry Repton. Bridges, streams, a picturesque dell and unusual trees from the world over
  • Private event spaces for weddings, meetings or cocktail parties
  • Access to some of the worlds best salmon fly-fishing

Our favourite

  • Available for guests is the private thatched lodge with its own garden. Enjoy this wonderful slice of seclusion hidden amongst centuries of lush forestatio, streams and picnic spots

Wine & Dine

  • Hotel Endsleigh's own restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. They also provide private dining  experiences and meals can be enjoyed al fresco overlooking the gorgeous, ancient gardens.

Dresscode

  • Pack for the wild outdoors that envelopes Hotel Endsleigh

Budget

  • Rooms from € 220 / day

Local guide

Lovely Restaurants

  • Gorton's restaurant this award winning restaurant often touted as the best in tavistock, bringing fine dining to its welcoming but intimate atmosphere, 19 plymouth road, tavistock (+44 (0) 1822 617581)
  • Taylor's lovely intimate restaurant with a generous portions, friendly staff and a varied wine list, 22 market street, (+44 (0) 1822 613045)
  • Peter tavy inn pub-style restaurant with low ceiling and a roaring fire, peter tavy inn serves hearty delicious country food, peter tavy, (+44 (0)1822 810348)

Don't miss

  • If you need an adrenaline fix there are all sorts of country sports available nearby. 4×4 driving, clay pigeon shooting, archery and canoeing are all very popular as well as tree-surfing for those with a head for heights. About 45 mins away is Adrenaline Quarry which has (among other things) the longest zip wire in Britain.

How to get there

  • Hotel Endsleigh is a three and a half hour drive from London or two hours by train to Exeter St Davids station. If you are coming by train to Exeter the hotel can (with prior notice) organize a taxi to collect you for the drive to the hotel which will take approximately one hour.

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