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“Fabulous hotel in beutiful Dartmoor Village” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Oxenham Arms Hotel & Restaurant

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The Oxenham Arms Hotel & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in South Zeal
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soldeu
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14 hotel reviews
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“Fabulous hotel in beutiful Dartmoor Village”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

We loved it. The four poster was wonderful, the pub food fabulous, the beer perfect - what more could anyone ask for. Oh .....a second night as we only stayed one night. Definitely on our list for a return visit.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

just got back from staying and whot a wonderful place to have found.Simon and Lyn the owners are so welcoming..Must mention Michelle the barmaid who knows how to pour real ales perfectly a fantastic friendly night in the bar.The food was very good ,nothing too much trouble.We stayed in Belstone room which has a four poster bed so comfortable and very clean with wonderful views of Dartmoor..Such a charming old inn in a lovely village.We will be back as this is a very special place

Room Tip: four poster room Belstone has wonderful views
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Weinheim, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

Wonderful small hotel in a very old building. Comfortable rooms with a very nice bath. Good pub (food and drinks) with a remarkable bar keeper. Located in a quiet town in the north of dartmoor. Perfect place for visiting the surrounding area. What else can I say? Let Merlin the cat sleep on your lap for some time!

Wish we could have stayed a couple more days...

Room Tip: We stayed in room Bovey. Did not see the other rooms.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Athens, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

What a stroke of good luck to have found this place!!!! 800 years old in the middle of the little village of South Zeal, England in the county of Devon and on the edge of Dartmoor National Park....Simon and Lynn provide great food, lovely comfortable rooms and are extremely friendly and welcoming! As are all the staff as well. Lots to see all around!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

Very warm welcome, beautiful establishment. We stayed only one night but would loved to have extended our stay. Our room, the Chagford, was absolutely beautiful, thoroughly recommend! Simon, Lin and John were lovely and the resident geese didn't even wake us! Merl in is the owners cat, a good mouser I believe, what a character and master of the house! Hope to return one day.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

We had to find somewhere close to Okehampton last thing on a Tuesday evening. Good Food app gave us this location and having called at 9.45 pm they not only had a room but offered to do us a late supper. We had such a warm welcome, a super chicken and avocado supper, a four poster bed and a super breakfast the next day. A delightful,location and a lot of history here. Well worth a visit and only a couple of miles from the A30 so do call in!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sofia, Bulgaria
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

If you like cosy and old, this place is for you. I am not a fan of starchy hotels and this fits the bill perfectly. We stayed for three nights with 2 year old in tow and were very well looked after (all organic baby requirements were fulfilled without complaint). The building itself is unique and full of character and opens up onto a large garden at the back and fields with sheep and horses so is great for kids in general. Overall great friendly service, lovely atmosphere, great food.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Oxenham Arms Hotel & Restaurant

Property: The Oxenham Arms Hotel & Restaurant
Address: South Zeal | Devon, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 2JT, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Okehampton > South Zeal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in South Zeal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Oxenham Arms Hotel & Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Oxenham Arms Hotel and Restaurant at South Zeal is the oldest heritage inn in Devon & Cornwall.Rated AA 4 Star Gold Award with 7 luxury hotel guest rooms. Just 5 minutes off the A30 to Cornwall, yet set in a beautiful medieval village of South Zeal in The Dartmoor National Park. A unique property, it was originally a 12th Century monastery built by Benedictine monks around a 5000 year old Neolithic Granite carved Standing Stone called the South Zeal Menhir which still exists in the building. The Oxenham Arms provides a wonderful 537 year old beamed bar with fabulous bar meals, The Monastery Restaurant fine dining la carte restaurant, ancient snug bar and a family group function room all set in 5 acres of lovely grounds and gardens. This wonderful Grade II* Listed building was once once occupied by the Earls of Oxenham. Charles Dickens wrote his Pickwick Papers as a guest here when the Oxenham Arms was a Coaching Inn on the original Exeter to Plymouth Road. A true "Freehouse" Grade Manor House Hotel, this lovely establishment with friendly staff and great food is the oldest CAMRA real ale Heritage Inn in Devon & Cornwall. Open 7 days a week for food and bars you will find a lovely atmosphere, friendly welcoming staff and being right on the edge of Dartmoor, you can walk from the garden following the Dartmoor Trail up to the beautiful Cosdon Beacon on Dartmoor. Close to the A30 Dual Carriageway and only 25 minutes from Exeter,20 mins from Chagford,35 mins from Tavistock,50 minutes from Padstow an hour and a half from Bristol, three and a half from London, just 10 minutes from Gidleigh, Castle Drogo or Fingle Bridge. For hotel guests,the Oxenham provides a series of 5 walking guides to take you on the most beautiful scenic walks or cycling routes onto Dartmoor from 1 to 6 hours depending on the route. Novice to experience horse riding on Dartmoor can be organised starting just 5 minutes from the hotel. For those on their way to or from Cornwall or visiting Dartmoor, The Oxenham Arms Hotel is the perfect luxury room stopover. Sleep in a room where Charles Dickens once stayed, or another where Captain John Oxenham 14th Century Pirate and 1st Navigator for The English Naval Fleet once lived, another where 12th Century Benedictine Monks had their quarters, another where a Neolithic Prehistoric Standing Stone is beneath your superking bed... The incredible Oxenham Arms Hotel at South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park, Devon EX20 2JT ... more   less 
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