• Walking tour of the Clovelly Court landscape with John Rous and Simon Bonvoisin. Wednesday 13th September 2017. See Events section for information.
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Bovey House

Address: 
Bovey House Hotel, Beer, EX12 3AD
Statutory Designation: 

Bovey House, front garden boundary wall and gateway to east Grade II*. Kitchen garden walls to north and gate piers to south, south west Grade II.

District: 
East Devon
Parish: 
Beer
Grid ref: 
SY 208 903
Description: 

Bovey House is now a hotel, tastefully modernised and set in attractive walled gardens retaining many ancient and historic features, as does the house itself with secret passages and a priests’ hole. There is a well in the grounds, which is 180ft deep and has a tread-wheel for raising water. Thirty feet down is another hiding place let into the sidewall.

Conservation Area: 
No
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: 
No
Area of Great Landscape Value: 
No
Nature Conservation Zone: 
Yes
Coastal Preservation Area: 
No
National Park: 
No
Scheduled: 
No
References: 
Cherry & Pevsner: The Buildings of England – Devon, 1989: 190 T Gray: The Garden History of Devon, 1995: 52
Status: 
on Devon Gazetteer