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England, Devon GRD Rating 8.5

The Manor House & Ashbury Hotel

Golf breaks at The Manor House & Ashbury Hotel, England. GRD Rating: 8.5





Resort Summary

With 7 golf courses on site, impressive sports and leisure facilities the Ashbury Hotel is undoubtedly the most facilitated golf hotel in the UK. You will be guaranteed excellent all year round golf. A wide range of indoor sports and leisure facilities mean that there is something for everyone.

If you enjoy an active break with lots to do then the Manor House is the place to stay. Youll find comfortable bedrooms, bright bars and lounges with spectactular views of Dartmoor and a friendly, informal restaurant. The Manor House offers a huge array of activities with over 60 sport, craft and leisure activities available. The resort hosts an unrivaled selection of sports and leisure activities. Many of which are ideal for families with kids of all ages. Just of a few of the leisure activities include,

A games room with games consoles, pool, table tennis, dance stations etc.
Swimming pools and flume slides
Tennis, badminton & squash
Ten Pin Bowling
Curling
Range sports inc. archery & Laser shooting
Fishing
Mini Golf & Pitch and Putt

During school holidays, the Acorn Kids Club is a great way for 5-10 years olds to meet new friends and have fun trying out new sports and crafts, whilst giving Mum and Dad time to enjoy the vast choice of facilities available.

Golf Courses

The Kigbeare Course
18 holes
6528y
5969m
Par 72
The longest of all the courses, this starts and finishes outside the clubhouse on two of the original holes built in 1991. There are grandstand views of the 18th green from the clubhouse patio. 14 of the holes have been constructed on the Kigbeare Estate and include some of the finest holes on the complex. There are large mature trees which gives the course a feel of maturity beyond its years. Within the Kigbeare Estate were many acres of tree plantations and many of these trees have been transplanted around the course. In total around 8000 trees have been moved which have helped to form holes and provide tree lined fairways around the complex. The greens are large and undulating offering many possible pin positions.
The Pines Course
18 holes
6400y
5852m
Par 72
These holes were constructed in 2001 and offer views across rolling Devon countryside. During the construction of this course sections of existing hedgerow were moved to help form new holes. Over the last few winters around 500 trees from the Kigbeare plantations have been re-planted around the course, this has helped to give the holes added maturity. Recent improvements made to the course, include new tee blocks being built to extend the length of some of the holes and some of the ditches have been filled in, so that good shots are rewarded rather than punished.
The Forest Course
18 holes
6140y
5614m
Par 71
Part of the 27 hole combination course, the Forest 9 is played in conjunction with the Ashbury 9. The course incorporates some of the newest holes built on the Kigbeare Estate and forestry plantations. When constructing 4 new holes in the forestry plantations around 21,000 tonnes of top soil were brought in, to shape and build the holes. The result leaves 4 stunning holes surrounded by large mature Pine trees. This course also gives views onto the Beeches course as well as views across the valley to the Ashbury course and Dartmoor beyond.
The Ashbury Course
18 holes
5804y
5307m
Par 69
Part of the 27 hole combination course, the Ashbury 9 is played in conjunction with the Pines 9. The course incorporates a number of the original holes built in 1991. Recent improvements have seen three of the greens being redesigned, whilst some tee blocks have been re-built and extended. There have been around 500 trees planted around the course from the tree plantations on the Kigbeare estate. These changes have helped the definition of the holes and made a vast improvement to the course. The course offers some of the finest views from any of the courses, with views South to Dartmoor and North East towards Exmoor and the surrounding countryside.
The Beeches Course
18 holes
5765y
5272m
Par 69
This course offers a fantastic blend of some of the original holes constructed in 1991 and some of the holes opened in 2008 on the Kigbeare estate. Over the last couple of years, improvements have been made to the greens and to the drainage on the course. Some holes have been changed with new tee blocks being constructed this has altered the shape, increased the length and vastly improved the hole. Nearly 1000 trees have been re-located around the course, which has added maturity to it. The course is considered by many as the most picturesque of all the courses, with stunning vistas towards Dartmoor and with views across the Kigbeare, Forest and Ashbury courses.
The Oakwood Course
18 holes
5400y
4938m
Par 67
Although Oakwood is the shortest of all the courses, it is considered a thinking golfers course. The course has seen great improvements over the last few years. There have been over 1,100 trees planted on to areas of the course, tee blocks have been re-built, holes lengthened and the fairway on the 7th significantly widened. The 1st hole has been re-developed into a testing Par 3 which plays a little over 200yds off its full length. The course offers fantastic vistas to Dartmoor as well as views of the Ashbury and Willows courses. The course also offers views across the complex to the clubhouse and adjoining facilities.
The Willows Par 3 Course
18 holes
1939y
1773m
Par 54
This course is more than a pitch and putt course and offers a challenge to both beginners and experienced golfers alike. With holes ranging from 67 to 147 yards this course is hailed as one of the finest courses of its kind in the South West. The course has a scattering of ponds and bunkers. These along with the natural hazards of mounds, banks and trees mean there is plenty to think about on this course. The greens are smaller than those on the long courses and demand a great test of accuracy. Golfers with lower handicaps also enjoy this course as it is ideal for sharpening up the short game.

Accommodation

The Manor House Hotel offer a total of 200 en-suite bedrooms & The Ashbury Hotel offer a total of 186 en-suite bedrooms. Each feature a TV, Tea & Coffee making facilities, Hair dryer and a direct dial telephone. All bedrooms are non-smoking.

Food and Drink

The restaurants at each hotel offer a continental or full English style buffet, A large selection from a hot and cold buffet for lunch and a four course evening meal with additional a la carte choices. The resorts bars and lounges include,

The Coach-house Bar - well stocked with hot and cold drinks and live Sky Sports
The Sun Lounge - sunny, south facing lounge with Dartmoor views and comfy chairs
The Dartmoor Rooms - evening entertainment venue
The Sun Terrace - offers far reaching views of Dartmoor and surrounding countryside

Golf Tuition and Practice Facilities

Practice facilities include an undercover eight-bay driving range. It is excellent for those looking to warm up before a round or for those who want to brush up on certain aspects of their game. Tokens are available from the Golf Shop for 1.50 and release approximately 50 balls from the machine on the range. Golf Coaching group sessions take place on the driving range and are free of charge, only paying 1.50 for your range token.

Location

Enquire & Book Direct

Quote: GRD10238
Email Resort

Tel: 0183753053

All prices quoted are subject to change and availability. Please contact the resort directly to confirm all costs, dates and booking arrangements.

Website: http://www.manorhousehotel.co.uk

Address

The Manor House Hotel
Fowley Cross
Nr Okehampton
Devon
EX20 4NA
England

Getting there

Travel options: From the M5 at Exeter, take the A30 to Okehampton. After travelling westbound on the A 30 for approximately 25 miles you will see a junction sign-posted to 'Okehampton'. Go past that junction and after about 5 miles leave the A 30 at the 'Sourton Cross' junction (signposted A386 TavistockPlymouth and Bideford). Turn right, onto the A386 towards Bideford. The Manor House Hotel is 2 miles along this road, on the right, just before the mini-roundabout.

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Resort facilities

  • Cycling
  • Gym
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Water sports

Hotel facilities

  • Bar
  • Internet
  • WiFi
 

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