Ilsington Country House Hotel & Spa Shortlist*

Ilsington, Devon

In wooded grounds, the Hassell family’s country house hotel and ‘beautiful’ spa impresses with its laudable service and ‘very warm welcome’. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

The Hassell family’s 'reasonably priced' country-house hotel and ‘beautiful’ spa in wooded grounds near Dartmoor impresses readers with its laudable service and ‘very warm welcome’. ‘Our dog even received a welcome pack with walk maps and biscuits’. Rooms are decorated in restful shades, with antique pieces and a sleigh bed. Most have a bath and an overhead or walk-in shower. After a game of croquet, guests can take a cream tea on the lawn. In the spacious dining room, where far-reaching views spread to Dartmoor’s Hay Tor and the surrounding hills, meals are 'imaginative and tasty'. 'Breakfast choices were good' and staff were 'helpful, friendly and professional'. (Steven Hur, JT)

Hotel details


Newton Abbot
TQ13 9RR


01364 661452


25. 6 on ground floor.


all year except 3–14 Jan.


lift, 2 lounges, bar, restaurant, bistro, conservatory, function facilities, spa, 11m indoor pool, in-room TV (Freeview), 5-acre grounds, EV charging, spa/public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet, ramps.

Background music

in bar, restaurant during day, some areas of spa.


all ages welcomed, £15 in family room.


allowed in some bedooms (£15 a night), 1 lounge area, bar, conservatory, garden (on lead).

Credit cards

MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £150, singles from £120. Dinner £36.50–£45 (2/3 courses). 1-night bookings refused peak season.