Ilsington Country House Hotel

Ilsington Village, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 9RR

01364 661452

Ilsington is a country hotel hotel located in 10 acres of private land on the Southern slopes of Dartmoor within sight of Haytor Rocks. Family owned and run since 1998, Ilsington has recently been awarded gold for hotel of the year in South Devon and bronze for the whole of Devon. The hotel serves award winning cuisine in its main Restaurant (2 AA rosettes) and for lighter options there is the Blue Tiger Inn - a bistro style bar within the hotel that serves food all day.

Our food is locally sourced and Mike O'Donnell, our Head Chef of fifteen years, takes pride in using only the best produce.  We have our own flock of 80 chickens which provide eggs for breakfast and general cooking and in 2014 we made our own honey for the first time.  We also have our own smokehouse which enables us to smoke our own fish and meat and we also cure our own meats.

The Restaurant is open each evening from 6.30pm to 9pm and also on Sunday lunch when we serve a traditional 2 or 3 course meal.  There is a pianist on the last Sunday of every month to further enhance the dining experience.

The Blue Tiger Inn is open from 10am to 11pm for coffees, teas and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.  Food is served every day from 12pm to 9pm both in the bar itself and on the terrace or garden. 

Both dining options offer this excellent food, one in a more formal setting with stunning views up to Haytor Rock and the other in a traditional Dartmoor style 'pub' with large terrace for al fresco dining.

The hotel has 25 en suite bedrooms which also include family rooms for up to 2 adults and 2 children in the lounge with its own television and PlayStation console.  Children's meals are served in the bar, lounge or room throughout the day.  We also have a comprehensive leisure facility comprising indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and gymnasium.  Beauty treatments are also available and there are two tennis courts five minutes from the hotel.

Ilsington is an ideal venue for conferences.  Located only 4 miles from the A38, halfway between Exeter and Plymouth and with a variety of different rooms available.  From small syndicate rooms for up to 10 delegates to the Hound Tor Suite which can hold up to 100 delegates.  Ilsington is also ideal for team building events given the large gardens and rural setting.

Groups, weddings and family celebrations can all be accommodated at the hotel.  There are 4 private dining areas for smaller events and for larger events we can cater for up to 120 people.

All in all Ilsington is the ideal venue for work, rest and play!

Situated within the Dartmoor National Park. Ilsington is four miles from the A38, which is a continuation of the M5,. Shortly after Exeter the road divides, take the right hand fork in the direction of Plymouth and after about twelve miles take the exit indicating Newton Abbot, Bovey Tracey and Moretonhampstead. This is the same exit to take if travelling in the opposite direction from Plymouth. Take the third turning off the roundabout (first turning if coming from Plymouth) towards Liverton and Ilsington, then turn first right to Liverton and Ilsington. Follow the road for approximately 4 miles to the village of Ilsington. Go past the village sign at the top of the hill and carry on along the road for 500 metres. The hotel is located on your right hand side. We strongly recommend that you DO NOT use satellite navigation systems after leaving the A38 as they tend to take you the most direct route through very narrow lanes. The hotel is also on an unmarked road which can lead to mistakes. Please trust our directions!