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The Ilsington Hotel is a quintessential English country house hotel located within the boundaries of Dartmoor National Park. Set amidst 10 acres of landscaped gardens, the Ilsington commands stunning panoramic views over the heather-clad moorland and granite tors of Dartmoor.

Iconic landmark, the 1,500-feet-high Haytor can be seen from the hotel and was one of the locations used during the filming of Steven Spielberg’s War Horse. This family-run hotel is 6 miles from Newton Abbot, 3 miles from the A38, and is well placed for exploring South Devon with its wealth of attractions.

Every bedroom at the Ilsington Hotel takes in breathtaking countryside views of brooding Dartmoor and guests are guaranteed a warm, friendly welcome. Excellent food, prepared from local market produce, is served in the award-winning restaurant, with eggs fresh from the Ilsington’s very own flock of hens. Guest have use of the stunning Tibetan-influenced spa with indoor pool. Dog-friendly rooms are available.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking (85 cars)
  • Health club
  • Spa
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Traditional pub
  • 25 Bedrooms
  • 4 Meeting rooms
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Lift
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  • Front desk (08:00-22:30)
  • Room service
  • Concierge
  • Safe deposit
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Accessible public areas
  • Packed lunches
  • 2 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence
  • AA Hotel Silver Star Award
  • Gold for Spa and Wellness Experience in South West Tourism’s 2017 awards
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019 Winner

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Bedrooms & Suites

Single Room

Country style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, digital TV/radio, writing desk, direct dial telephone, alarm clock, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities with homemade flapjacks, toiletries, and hairdryer. Single rooms are located on the first floor.

Double Room

Country style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, digital TV/radio, writing desk, direct dial telephone, alarm clock, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities with homemade flapjacks, toiletries, and hairdryer. Standard rooms are located on the ground floor.

Twin Room

Country style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, digital TV/radio, writing desk, direct dial telephone, alarm clock, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities with homemade flapjacks, toiletries, and hairdryer. Standard rooms are located on the ground floor.

Country Double Room

Country style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, digital TV/radio, writing desk, direct dial telephone, alarm clock, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities with homemade flapjacks, mineral water, bathrobes, toiletries, and hairdryer. Country rooms are located on the first floor.

Country Twin Room

Country style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, digital TV/radio, writing desk, direct dial telephone, alarm clock, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities with homemade flapjacks, mineral water, bathrobes, toiletries, and hairdryer. Country rooms are located on the first floor.

Superior Double/Twin

Country style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, digital TV/radio, writing desk, direct dial telephone, alarm clock, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities with homemade flapjacks, mineral water, bathrobes, toiletries, and hairdryer. Superior rooms are more spacious than country bedrooms and can accommodate an extra bed or cot for children under 16 years.

Deluxe Double Room

Country style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, digital TV/radio, writing desk, direct dial telephone, alarm clock, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities with homemade flapjacks, mineral water, bathrobes, toiletries, and hairdryer. Beautifully furnished large rooms with luxury bathrooms. Two bedrooms are on the second floor, with roll-top baths and walk-in showers. One further bedroom is on the first floor with a king-sized bed and a high specification shower.

Deluxe Twin Room

Country style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, digital TV/radio, writing desk, direct dial telephone, alarm clock, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities with homemade flapjacks, mineral water, bathrobes, toiletries, and hairdryer. Beautifully furnished large room with luxury bathroom.

Family Suite

Country style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, digital TV/radio, Playstation, writing desk, direct dial telephone, alarm clock, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities with homemade flapjacks, mineral water, bathrobes, toiletries, and hairdryer. Ideal for families or guests seeking more space, these suites feature a separate sitting room with TV and Playstation. Family suites are located on the first floor.

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Food & Drink

The Restaurant

The Ilsington Hotel’s flagship restaurant is one of the highest rated dining establishments in the area, awarded two rosettes by the AA for the superb quality of its food. Beautifully presented dishes, including traditional classics, are prepared from locally sourced ingredients. The menu reflects the seasonal changes in produce in the region; from yellow-green Devon pastures, to the dramatic Heritage Coast. Guests can savour a true taste of Devon whilst taking in spectacular views of the unspoilt Devonshire countryside, towards iconic Haytor Rocks.

Please reserve a table for dinner in advance.

Blue Tiger Inn

Located within the hotel, the Blue Tiger offers the rustic ambience of a top Dartmoor pub with stunning countryside views. Featuring a bistro-style menu with home-smoked meat and fish, guests can delve into traditional dishes like the Blue Tiger fish pie or share something a little more exotic, such as Dartmoor sushi, with chocolate fondue to finish.

Al Fresco Dining

In the summer, dining at the Ilsington Hotel reveals an altogether different flavour. Take a seat in the fresh open air – sunny or shade – and dine al fresco. The Blue Tiger Inn features a large sun terrace overlooking the hotel’s beautifully manicured gardens where you can make the most of the fine weather and take your fish pie outside.

Afternoon Tea

Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in a Devonshire afternoon tea whilst staying in this glorious setting – savour homemade scones with fruit preserve and cream, sandwiches, cakes and a pot of tea. Both traditional afternoon tea and champagne afternoon tea are available to order and can be enjoyed in the hotel lounge – sitting comfortably by the roaring log fire – or on the Blue Tiger terrace, overlooking the landscaped grounds. Afternoon tea can be booked in advance, at a special price, when booking your room via classicbritishhotels.com.

Private Dining

The unique surroundings of the Islington Hotel present a wonderful setting for private dinners and celebrations. The hotel caters for reunions, anniversaries, family gatherings, birthday parties, charity and club events, and business dinners. Choose from a range of private rooms, each with its own individual character. The Haytor Suite offers direct access to the back lawn with stunning views of Haytor Rocks. Call Classic British Hotels on 0844 967 0984 for advice and let us help you organise a memorable private dinner.

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Spa & Health

Spa | Health Club

If the view from your bedroom window has put you in the right frame of mind, or if you’re looking for a place to unwind after spending the day clambering up Dartmoor’s tors, the Ilsington offers a stunning Asian-inspired spa with an 11-metre indoor pool, a bubbling hydrotherapy pool, a sauna, a steam room and an experience shower. Brace yourself for a hair-raising ‘kubel dusche’ – an elevated bucket of ice-cold water – clear your mind in the mood-lit steam room, or just relax poolside with a good read. On-site, there is also a Life Fitness gymnasium and, across the road from the hotel, an all-weather, floodlit tennis court.

  • Indoor pool
  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Experience showers
  • Treatment suites
  • Gymnasium
  • Tennis

Spa Treatments

A range of spa treatments, using bespoke spa products, are available to book.

  • Massages
  • Facials
  • Holistic therapies
  • Skin rejuvenation

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Location

Ilsington Village, Nr Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 9RR, Great Britain

A38

  • Newton Abbot Train Station (6 miles)

  • Exeter Airport (20 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (82 miles)

  • Plymouth (30 miles)

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Places to Visit

South Devon Railway -

This best-loved tourist attraction is a former Great Western Railway branch line which runs for seven miles, from Buckfastleigh to Totnes, along the valley of the river Dart. Rolling through the beautiful Devonshire countryside, stop off at Buckfastleigh and visit the South Devon Railway Museum, or Totnes, built entirely from buildings and artefacts rescued from heritage stations in the region.

    • The Railway Station, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0DZ
    • Distance: 5.5 drive (12 min) from Dartington Hall Hotel
    • Opening times and train schedules vary, please check the website.
    • South Devon Railway website: http://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk/

 

Meetings & Events

Hound Tor

100

Theatre

100

Banquet

40

Boardroom

50

Classroom

45

U-Shape

  • Ground floor
  • Natural daylight
  • Air-conditioned

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