Afternoon tea in Dartmoor National Park

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The Cathedral Room. Credit: Bovey Castle

As summer begins to fade, we think Bovey Castle is one of the best places to cosy up for an autumnal afternoon tea…

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The Cathedral Room. Credit: Bovey Castle

As soon as you start driving into the Bovey Castle estate through the big stone gate and down the winding road round through the golf course, you know you’re in for something special.

This luxury country house hotel offers you the best way to enjoy country life in a refined setting. The early 20th century mansion in the Dartmoor National Park is a genteel oasis in the middle of this stunning wilderness.

Afternoon tea is served in the Cathedral room with its double height ceiling and grand stone fireplace. The vast windows let the light flood in and the views of the grounds and the moor in the distance are simply breathtaking.

Tables are adorned with fine china and pristine tablecloths, harking back to a time of traditional tea. The selection of black, green and herbal teas are carefully selected and the menu even features two of the hotel’s own blends. The Red Roses and Orange Oolong blends are light and fragrant and even available to take home with you.

Choose from a cream tea with Devon clotted cream, full afternoon tea or a Champagne afternoon tea – whatever you choose you’ll be sure of delicious sandwiches, cakes and scones. You’ll feel delightfully gluttonous and rightly so – it’s very much deserved once in a while.

There’s nothing better than exploring the rugged beauty of the Dartmoor National Park before heading back to civilisation for the most opulent of afternoon teas.

To book, call Pride of Britain Hotels on 0800 089 3929.

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