Manor House & Ashbury Hotels
Child friendly hotel, Devon – Sport, craft and leisure breaks for all the family, Okehampton, Devon
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About Manor House & Ashbury Hotels
During school holidays there is an extended programme on offer with over 70 activities, perfect for adults and children of all ages to enjoy. Your family will have a truly amazing break that won’t be easily be topped.
The Manor House and Ashbury Hotels are a sport and craft hotel complex like no other. Set in 600 acres of Devonshire countryside, on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, with unrivalled indoor and outdoor facilities it is the ideal place for families who like be active on holiday. There are numerous golf courses, tennis courts, and badminton and squash facilities, as well as target ranges, swimming pools with water slides and a spa. Other amenities include craft workshops, a bowling alley and a kids' club. There’s plenty of wonderful opportunities for parents and children to experience new challenges, try a range of new leisure pursuits and most of all have a fun packed, active holiday you’ll never forget. At the Manor House and Ashbury all family breaks are full board and include FREE use of all the fantastic sport facilities. You'll find it's the ideal place to use the gym, take part in classes or to simply relax and be pampered - all year round.
The Away with the Kids review
Whether you love pitting your wits, racing round the pedal kart track or playing with new holiday friends in the Fun House, zooming down the water slides or challenging each other to an Xbox Kinect game in the games zone, you'll find yourselves spoilt for choice. PLUS all the sporting facilities are free so you can enjoy them without worrying about any hidden costs! The Craft Centre offers 17 tutored crafts including pottery, glass engraving, enameling, hot press printing and woodwork. All of these crafts feature expert tuition with minimal cost prices applied to cover for the materials used.
The huge choice and variety of things to do is simply awesome and with the addition of a new “Ice Rink” currently being built ready for the end of summer 2016 there is never going to be a dull moment. Using the latest artificial ice rink technology the application of a glide enhancer will create an authentic skating experience – without the freezing temperatures. The rink will feature a modern multi-sport surface perfect for a variety of sports including roller skating.
Golf is also included within your holiday break whereby you can choose a round of golf on one of the 7 eighteen-hole golf courses which vary in length from Kigbeare at 6528 yards Par 72 to the Willows Par3 course at 1939 yards. Some of the other facilities available FREE of charge to all residents include 5 indoor and 5 outdoor Tennis courts, 13 indoor Bowls rinks, 8 Badminton courts, 3 Swimming pools with spa facilities, 10 lanes of 10 pin bowling, 20 Snooker tables, and Target ranges featuring Archery, Air Pistols and Air Rifles
In 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 parents time to enjoy the vast choice of facilities available. Also in school holidays there is a full programme of group sports, suitable for the whole family to take part in. These include continuous cricket, rounders, 5-a-side football and many more!
The Hotel and Family Accommodation
The Hotel was originally a Manor House which has been extensively extended over many years to accommodate the high demand of families wanting to visit Devon and partake in the vast selection of sport and craft activities on offer. You can choose your preferences of activities the night before and state your preference on sign up lists. If the sessions are full then you can advise reception and if there is a demand then extra sessions will be sorted where possible. The hotel's own description “a 3 star hotel with 5 star facilities” describes this place perfectly. If you are expecting 5 star decor and rooms then you will be disappointed. However the rooms are warm comfortable and clean with plenty of hot water. The en-suite bedrooms have a TV if you should need 30 minutes downtime and come equipped with coffee making facilities, hairdryer and all towels and linen are provided for your stay.
Families can stay in family rooms, family suites or interconnecting rooms at either the Manor House or Ashbury Hotel. These hotels are 2 miles apart and the Ashbury Hotel is the place to stay if golf is your main focus. The family suites have 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 1 interconnecting lobby for extra space and peace of mind. Families with five children are the most the hotel can accommodate in a single room. Cots and highchairs can also be provided.
A number of bedrooms are fitted with disabled wet rooms. These do not have steps within them and have a fold down seat in the shower area. Drop down bars and grab rails are positioned to assist around the wet room.
All breaks include full board within the price of your stay. Breakfast is buffet style continental or full English. Lunch serves a large selection from both the hot and cold buffet. Dinner is a 4 course evening meal with additional a la carte choices.
This sporting and craft complex with spa facilities has 2 full-board hotels which are located 1.7 miles from Okehampton Castle and 6 miles from Yes Tor peak.
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