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Ilsington Country House Hotel and Spa

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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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This highly rated country house hotel is set in 11 acres of private land within the boundaries of the Dartmoor National Park. The hotel has its own flock of hens busy laying eggs for breakfast and there is an overall sense of calm and relaxation around the hotel. Award winning food is served in the main Restaurant whilst the Blue Tiger Inn with its large sun terrace offers more informal dishes of excellent quality. Emphasis is on local produce and homemade creations. Lovely cream teas can be enjoyed in one of the comfortable lounges. Beautiful new Spa opened in 2015 with hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room, fitness suite and indoor pool. Awarded Gold for Spa and Wellness Experience in South West Tourism's 2017 awards. 3 treatment rooms also available offering a range of luxury treatments. Located in the Dartmoor National Park, yet only 4 miles from the A38 making Ilsington and ideal place for exploring South Devon. Included in the Good Hotel Guide.
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Free Parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Exeter Airport28 km
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fiveteen of us met for a family get together The staff were all so friendly and nothing was to much trouble. The spa is spotless and very well run. I and my wife stayed an additional night and the smoked food was excellent Highly recommended

Thank OwnRailwayCarriage
Response from Richard H, Owner at Ilsington Country House Hotel and SpaResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear OwnRailwayCarriage, Thank you for your kind words and for choosing Ilsington for your family gathering. Glad you enjoyed the Spa and food and thank you for the special mention of the staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Richard

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited recently and were shown round by the delightful Hannah who displayed her excellent fire lighting skills, which I am sure is one of her many talents. Actually we found all the staff helpful and friendly and we were absolutely delighted to find this gem...More

Thank shish57
Response from Richard H, Owner at Ilsington Country House Hotel and SpaResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Shish, Thank you for your review and we are also delighted you found us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Richard

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a family gathering at Ilsington Hotel at the weekend, and having used it for this very purpose before, we had high hopes for our stay. I'm delighted to say that we were not disappointed, as everything about our stay was wonderful! The staff...More

Thank rusticalex
Response from Richard H, Owner at Ilsington Country House Hotel and SpaResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear rusticalex, Thank you so much for your kind words and for choosing Ilsington for your family gathering. It is always nice when guests highlight the firiendliness of the staff and we appreciate you taking the time to mention this. We certainly hope to see...More

Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

We just arrived home after spending a wonderful night at this fabulous hotel. The staff are 1st class and helped take care of my disabled daughter while I walked the dog. The dinner in the main restaurant was divine as were the gin cocktails... Breakfast...More

Thank Heidi M
Response from Richard H, Owner at Ilsington Country House Hotel and SpaResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Traveler62395663940, Thank you for taking the time to write and we are delighted you all enjoyed your stay with us. The staff appreciate the feedback and they are glad you enjoyed the gin cocktails! Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Richard

Reviewed October 26, 2018

We had a really lovely and relaxing short break at Ilsington hotel. On arrival we were delighted to be offered a free room upgrade, our room was very spacious with an enormous comfy bed and a separate ‘snug’ with tv and sofa. The bathroom was...More

Thank Mike204
Response from Richard H, Owner at Ilsington Country House Hotel and SpaResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mike204, Thank you for your lovely review and the kind words you gave us. It is always rewarding to us and the staff to hear when guests have had a good stay. We also appreciate the recommendation as it shows confidence in our product...More

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Response from Shibastitcher | Reviewed this property |
Yes indeed! Dogs are very welcome at Ilsongton. We stay there with our 2 dogs and had a great 10 day stay in a lovely suite with them this summer. The extensive grounds are perfect for them too. And plenty of great walks... More
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Response from Shibastitcher | Reviewed this property |
Yes, gym, sauna, pool, fantastic jacuzzi and steam room. Recently refurbished to a very high standard, robes provided in your room and flip flops for use in the spa. Just the treatments cost extra.
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"Superb views"
Oct. 14, 2018
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"We were on the ground floor. Not a problem for us but upstairs might have been even quieter"
Oct. 13, 2018
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"Rooms on south side have fine country views."
Oct. 9, 2018
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"Go elsewhere"
Sep. 27, 2018
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US$128 - US$177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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