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BOVEY CASTLE A FAIRY TALE VENUE IN THE HEART OF DARTMOOR, BUT WOULD THE MENU BE JUST AS MAGICAL? LAUREN HEATH FINDS OUT

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ituated in the north of Dartmoor, Bovey Castle is one impressive building – on the outside, at least. But would a large, 60-bedroom castle be cosy, comfortable and warm, I wondered, or would it be old, cold and slightly ragged around the edges? After all, these beautiful estates need feeding with funds constantly and, with so many corners and crevices, need near constant attention. I need not have worried. The inside was far from cold: think ornate coving, grand windows framed with drapes, dark wood panelling accented by ambient lighting, and cosy log fires with embracing sofas to curl up in. Booked in for an overnight stay and dinner, a little afternoon R&R in the hotel’s leisure facilities meant our tummies were ready for the Great Western Restaurant. Named as a nod to one of

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