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The Oxenham Arms Hotel

  • South Zeal
  • Okehampton
  • Devon
  • EX20 2JT


  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Four Poster Bed
  • Historic Romantic
  • Live Entertainment
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Weekend Breaks

About this property

The 800 year old Grade II Listed Oxenham Arms Hotel and Restaurant at in the centre of the village of South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, near Okehampton. Superking 4 Poster Oak Beds, Doubles and Twin. Perfect for romantic breaks or Dartmoor Walks. The most wonderful comfortable beds with hand made bespoke fabrics and antique furnishings.

Stylish Bar food in 1477 Bar, Formal Al La carte Dining in The Monastery Restaurant or lunch or dine in the Oak Dining Room with its massive Granite Fireplace . Log fires, oak beams, wonderful English history and charm. All 7 guest rooms are situated within the original Monastery and Manor House. Great Menus for all budgets.

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The perfect romantic country Inn Hotel in Devon

Full Breakfast is included from only £95 per room. The perfect stop over for those travelling along the A30 to Cornwall or having a break in Dartmoor.
Free car parking at the hotel and also in the village of South Zeal.

A former 12th Century Monastery and Manor House and Grade 2 Listed Building made from granite and oak constructed by monks around the massive 5000 year old South Zeal Menhir Neolithic Standing Stone which is located within the building and can be touched and visited by guests.

With fine views up to Dartmoor s Cosdon Beacon.

Walks can be taken from the hotel directly up to Dartmoor with walking guide leaflets produced by the hotel .

The perfect holiday beak or stopover to or from Devon or Cornwall.

Breakfast,Lunch or Dine in the 536 year old bar, 800 year old Monastery Restaurant,Oak Dining Room or beautiful beer gardens. The Monastery Restaurant was recently recommended by the Western Morning News newspaper. Local produce, Fantastic Service, Presentation and Excellent Value Lunch and Evening Meals.

The Oxenham Arms is a CAMRA Heritage Pub of Great Britain - Devon Real Ales, Ciders and Fine Wines are always available.

Step outside to beautiful beer garden with views to the moor which originally formed part of the Monastery gardens.

You can see the hotels own Dartmoor Ponies and rare breed Dartmoor Sheep in the paddocks next to the beer gardens.

All 7 guest rooms have either new bathrooms or shower rooms. Room prices are great value as they include full English breakfast included along with complementary in-room teas/coffee/chocolate/bottled water/cookies.

Complementary luxury bathroom vanity products are included.

All rooms have high quality cotton sheets and fluffy bathroom towels with rooms changed and cleaned daily.

New Flat Screen rotational Freeview TV/DVD/CD/Radio. Hairdryers. Full length Mirrors. Dimmable mood lighting in all guest rooms.

All Oxenham Arms Room guests receive a pack of full colour 5 Walks from The Oxenham Arms walking guides and maps to explore the Dartmoor National Park designed by a local Dartmoor walking expert. Wireless Internet is available for your use within the hotel.

There is a guest lounge area on the hotel 1st floor landing.

Private Dining is also available.

Running across the 4 Acres of the Oxenham Arms grounds lies the Dartmoor Way Walking Trail, the hotel also keeps its own rescue Dartmoor Ponies Jack and Darcy.

History of The Oxenham Arms..

The Oxenham Arms is undoubtedly of the oldest Inns in existence, this is where Charles Dickens once stayed and wrote his Pickwick Papers, Admiral Nelson stayed, The Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould who wrote the hymn Onward Christian Soldiers . Charles Kingsley wrote of The Oxenham Arms in his famous novel Westward Ho .

The Oxenham Arms was the entire setting for the Author Eden Philpotts novel The Beacon . Its name is derived as it was the birthplace of Captain John Oxenham Sir Francis Drakes Ally and 1st Navigator for the English fleet and a renowned Pirate in the mid early 1500 s.

Unique in the world - the building is constructed of Granite and Oak around

Directions to The Oxenham Arms Hotel

South Zeal is within the Dartmoor National Park just 5 minutes off the main A30 Dual Carriageway to Devon and Cornwall. Only 20 minutes from Exeter and 15 minutes from Chagford. Take the A382 Whiddon Down and Services junction off the A30 and through Whiddon Down over a roundabout on for half a mile. Turn immediately right when you see The brown Oxenham Arms sign or the South Zeal sign on your left. The Oxenham Arms is in the middle of the village opposite the Post Office and Stores,

Check in and check out times

You can check in from 15:00. You need to check out by 11:00.

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