Dartington Hall

Totnes, Devon
Hotel
+44 (0)1803 847150


A buzzy and arty country estate with beautiful gardens, a music venue, restaurant, bar, cinema and interesting courses to join. A Sawday's Community Champion

Bedroom

36 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 1 – 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Friendly staff in the welcome centre will show you to your room and give you a map: this place is a vast warren of corridors and rooms of varying size, shape and comfort level, all divided between the West and East Wings. The whole place has a collegiate feel, in a good way – just being here makes you feel you are becoming more cultured. There are guest sitting rooms in both wings, with comfy seating and a huge open hearth in one.

Breakfast is served in the cafe, which is also open for lunch and early dinner, and nearly everything is produced on site: homemade pastries and granola, salad and vegetables from the garden and a creative menu with plenty of vegetarian options. The pub on site serves food every night too. Take a stroll around the gardens with their countless species of trees, summer houses, writers’ retreats, an impressive tiltyard and sculptures.

The courses on offer are a real draw: well-being, crafts, arts and more.

Dartington Hall - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The woodland walks, river paths and estate grounds - there's 1,200 acres to explore
  • Feeling like you're part of an alternative arts movement, or a student again
  • The courses, barn cinema, theatre, music events - there's always something interesting going on
Dartington Hall - Gallery

You should know

  • Some of the bedrooms are quite basic and small with shared bathrooms
  • This isn't a hotel - it's a centre for learning and arts, so if you don't like the collegiate feel it's not for you
  • There will be students on site and others sauntering about

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
3pm
Check out
10am weekdays, 11am on weekends
Booking restrictions
Breakfast included in room price.
Closed
Christmas Day & occasional weekdays.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £76
Surcharges
Extra beds available.
1 Suite for 2
From £173
9 Singles
From £76
2 Twins
From £113
24 Doubles
From £103

Accommodation

Reviews

We stayed at Camp Dartington so were lucky to make full use of the beautiful Dartington Estate, 1km or so up the road. It is such a special place to be - we enjoyed coffee and pastries outside the Green Table Cafe in the mornings, a wander around the gardens (an absolute must!), a pint outside the White Hart pub, and strolled down past the river to Totnes. We had dinner at The Cott Inn, about a 20-min walk down the road which was excellent too.

Lillie, Bristol

For the arty, cultured, and garden lovers, Dartington is wonderful. Even if you don't enrol on one of the many and varied craft or wellbeing courses, or take in a cutting-edge art event, you feel like you're being enriched by just soaking up the atmosphere.

Emily, Sawday's Inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

There's much to keep you on the estate so no real reason to leave, but you can walk to Totnes in half an hour or get a taxi. Here you'll find thriving independent shops, restaurants and cafes plus a good pub, The Bull. Sailing and watery activities can be sorted on the river Dart and you're only a short hop from Dartmouth, Kingswear and some wonderful sandy beaches for a day out with a picnic.

Introducing

Dartington Hall

In 1925, Dorothy and Leonard Elmhirst bought the neglected 14th-century Dartington estate. They restored the buildings and set up a host of farming, forestry and educational projects - formalised in 1932 with the creation of the Dartington Hall Trust. Social enterprise was, and still is, central to supporting the vision, and while much has changed over the years, their ethos has remained intact.