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Hotel Endsleigh is a perfect escape on the edge of one of the greatest unspoiled natural areas left in England - Dartmoor National Park.
Dating from 1810, Endsleigh was built by Georgina, Duchess of Bedford and her sons as a shooting and fishing lodge. The family owned a third of Devon at the time and decided this was the prettiest place in the county to build. Rescued from decay in 2005, Olga Polizzi and her daughter, Alex, have turned Endsleigh into a highly acclaimed and luxuriously intimate hotel set in over 100 acres of landscaped grounds. The restaurant is open to non residents, the hotel retains a relaxed, unstuffy and informal appeal and we welcome children and dogs. With 108 acres of woodland and garden, Endsleigh is perfect for both adults and children to explore, along with a stretch of the Tamar River. Dartmoor is on our doorstep and walking is one of the very best ways to appreciate its beauty and heritage. Horse riding and clay pigeon shooting can also be arranged. The hotel is also a member of the Endsleigh Fishing Club and owns seven rods, so guests can fish along eight miles of the best salmon and sea trout river in England. The fishing club ghillie is there to help guests.
Tavistock, a lovely small market town, is five minutes away. The covered Pannier Market was built by the Bedford family in local stone and should be seen; it brings together small shops and stalls and a justly famous cheese shop. Endsleigh is close to several beautiful National Trust and English Heritage properties and gardens. If you just want to unwind and relax, read a book from the library in front of the many open fires with a cream tea, or glass of champagne. The charming Tamar Valley railway runs from nearby Gunnislake to Plymouth, where you can see the historic naval dockyards or take to the sea. There is also a pleasure boat that runs between Calstock and Plymouth at certain times of the year. Exeter Cathedral is a little further away but well worth a visit.
Family Vacation, Romantic Getaway
London-Heathrow International Airport (LHR)
3.5 hours drive
May through October