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The Oxenham Arms Hotel

4Self Classified Country House Hotel Ratings explained
SOUTH ZEAL , South Zeal nr Okehampton, EX20 2JT
The wonderful Oxenham Arms Hotel and Restaurant at in the centre of the village of South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, near Okehampton. Built around the famous South Zeal Menhir Standing Stone, this 12th-century inn is set in its own monastery gardens in a pretty Devonshire village. A granite Tudor porch leads to a 536-year-old bar with a roaring log fire, and there is free Wi-Fi and free parking on site and free parking in the village.

From December 24th to December 26th all rooms will be on half board basis only including 3 course evening meal on 24th and 26th and Christmas Day Lunch at 1PM on 25th at a rate of £285 per day per couple. On December 31st New Years Eve and January 1st guests may stay for 1 night or 2 nights but again on half board basis only on these dates.

All rooms include breakfast, complimentary vanity products and teas/coffees/water in room and freeview TV.

The Oxenham Arms Hotel is one of the oldest inns in England built 800 years ago. Home to a 14th century pirate It was once visited for a month by Charles Dickens and is the subject of a great many literary works.

The restaurant has picturesque views of Dartmoor. Guests can enjoy seasonal lunches, evening meals, and bar food - prepared using high-quality local produce.

The Oxenham Arms boasts traditionally furnished rooms, which retain charming old original features like wooden beams and stone walls. Each room is decorated with antiques, and also benefits from a TV and an en suite bathroom or shower room. 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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Full Breakfast is included from only £118 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 a famous massive 5000 year old South Zeal Prehistoric Granite Standing Stone which is around 1000 years older than Stonehenge. The stone still stands in the ancient snug behind the bar and you can sit next to the stone in the evening by a lovely log fire.

Food at The Oxenham Arms..

The Ox food philosophy is to serve locally sourced foods for lunches and evening meals, Sunday lunches for example are only £8.95 - brilliant great value menus for lunch, evening and fun bar food. Dartmoor, Somerset. Devon and Cornwall Real Ales and a great selection of Fine Wines and Spirits are served in either the 1477 Bar, Oak Dining Room, Monastery Restaurant or the Beer gardens.

Dogs are allowed on leads in the bar and gardens but not overnight in the guestrooms due to the bespoke fabrics and furnishings.

All rooms sleep 2 Adults but Child Z beds are also available in Chagford Room or Bovey Room for £25 per night extra per child to cover breakfast, bedding and housekeeping costs please call to book in advance or arrival after booking your Laterooms room with us.

In the village of South Zeal across the road from The Oxenham Arms is a wonderful Post Office and General Stores for all of your other consumable needs whilst travelling ! For those looking for short walks or cycling, guides are available for interesting walks around the village of South Zeal itself, famous for its burgage plot design and working farms.

The Oxenham Arms will be a unique and pleasurable experience for you and will provide a great place to visit or stay as you enter The Dartmoor National Park or head along the A30 on the way to or from Cornwall or North Devon or South Devon.
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4 Poster Bed Double Room sleeps 2 Breakfast included
Room Notes: Superior Oak Wooden 4 Poster Canopy Super-king Room called Chagford.Within the Manor House. With Dartmoor and village views. En-suite bathroom. Tea/Coffee/Cookies/Bottled Water TV/DVD.Free Vanity Products. Child Z bed available extra £25 per night
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$255.08
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$236.59
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4 Poster Bed Double Room sleeps 2 Breakfast included
Room Notes: Superior Tudor Oak Wooden Canopy Four Poster Superking Room called Belstone. Located in the old Monastery with views to Dartmoor & farms. Bespoke hand made fabrics.New ensuite bathroom. Tea/ Coffee/ Cookies/ TV/DVD/Radio. Child Z bed not availabl
Thu 27
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Superior Twin Room sleeps 2 Breakfast included
Room Notes: Twin Room called Widecombe.Lovely original monastery bedroom.Superior Iron Bedsteads, luxury appointed fabrics and own new en suite bathroom.Dartmoor views, period oak furniture.Tea/Coffee/CookiesTV/DVD. Free vanity products.Child Z bed not available
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$218.11
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Superior Double or Twin Room sleeps 2 Breakfast included
Room Notes: The original Manor House Master Bedroom- Bovey-Superking or Twin bed. Beamed ceilings, stone walls, country views, luxury fabrics, antique furniture and new Shower room.Tea/Coffee/TV/DVD Hairdryer. Childs Z bed available extra £25 per night in Bovey.
Thu 27
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Sat 29
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Tue 02
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4 Poster Bed Double Room sleeps 2 Breakfast included
Room Notes: King Size Open Poster Room called Manaton in the old Manor house.Shower Room . Luxuryhand made fabrics, antique period furniture and in room washstand. Tea/Coffee/Cookies/TV/DVD/VanityHairdryer. Overlooks the quiet village. Child Z bed not available
Thu 27
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$236.59
$218.11
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4 Poster Bed Double Room sleeps 2 Breakfast included
Room Notes: Super King Open 4 Poster Bed Room - Lustleigh -where Charles Dickens once stayed. Antique wardrobe and large modern luxury bathroom constructed within the tudor frontage of the Manor House. Tea/Coffee/ TV/DVD. Village views.Child Z bed not available.
Thu 27
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$255.08
$218.11
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Fri 05
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4 Poster Bed Double Room sleeps 2 Breakfast included
Room Notes: Superior Carved Oak Wooden 4 Poster Canopy Superking Room called Lydford. Located jn the Manor House with views to Village. Bespoke hand made fabrics.Luxury new ensuite bathroom. Tea Coffee Cookies/TV/DVD/Radio. Child Z bed not available in this room
Thu 27
Full
Fri 28
$255.08
$236.59
Sat 29
Full
Sun 30
Full
Mon 01
$255.08
$218.11
Tue 02
$255.08
$218.11
Wed 03
$255.08
$218.11
Thu 04
$255.08
$236.59
Fri 05
$255.08
$236.59
Sat 06
$255.08
$236.59
Sun 07
$255.08
$218.11
Mon 08
$255.08
$218.11
Tue 09
$255.08
$218.11
Wed 10
$255.08
$218.11
How many rooms?
  Adults Children
Room 1
Room 2
Room 3
Room 4
Room 5

Important Information:
The LateRooms.com rates for The Oxenham Arms Hotel in South Zeal nr Okehampton are the total price of the room and not the 'per person' rate. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.

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

Overall Guest Review Score 6 Star Rating Based on 20 recent reviews