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Welcome to the 840 year old Oxenham Arms Hotel & Restaurant just off the A30 to Cornwall in medieval South Zeal Village near Okehampton, Devon in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park yet only 40 minutes from the Devon or Cornwall coast. Visited by Dickens, Nelson, Drake &hosts of others over the centuries.

The oldest heritage inn in Devon and Cornwall with luxury Four Poster, Double and Twin hotel rooms. Great bar meals and also an AA Rosette restaurants . Our rooms include full cold buffet and cooked breakfast. Free WIFI, Fluffy towels, Egyptian Cotton luxury bedding, Cole &Lewis vanity products. Our hotel is set in 5 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds with stunning Dartmoor views.

Open every day of the year with a warm welcome guaranteed. Grade II Star Listed and a British National monument. Enjoy lovely walks, cycling and touring in The Dartmoor National Park all from our front door.

AUTUMN 2018 and WINTER 2019 OFFER- STAY 3 NIGHTS FOR 2 INCLUDING BREAKFAST WHEN YOU BOOK DIRECT ! ( from October 1st to December 16th 2018 ) ( January 16th - April 2nd 2018 )

We are child friendly throughout the hotel and dog friendly in our 1477 bar and gardens. We do not allow pets in our guest rooms due to the period antiques and hand made fabrics.

This famous Heritage England  Grade II Star listed former 12th Century medieval monastery Constructed originally by Benedictine monks in the late 1100s around the collosal prehistoric 5000 year old Neolithic South Zeal Menhir Standing Stone, which you can still see and touch today in the centre of the hotel.

This was the birthplace in 1530 of the pirate Captain John Oxenham, First Navigator for Drakes English Fleet and famously written about in Chapter One of Charles Kingsleys book " Westward Ho".

Quoting Historic England "The Oxenham Arms has one of the most attractive facades of any building of its period in Devon" . This beautiful former Monastery and Manor House.  

All of our rooms are en suite and in the original main monastery and manor house building. Some rooms will accommodate an extra child bed for an additional charge.

Open every day from 11AM until 11PM .Morning coffees, lovely bar and restaurant lunches, afternoon teas, evening bar meals , restaurant meals and sunday lunches . Book a table in our Monastery Restaurant or next to one of our roaring log fires either in the 1477 Bar, Standing Stone Snug or Oak Dining and Function room. The ideal venue for a large family or group get together.

Tel 01837 840244 alternatively email us on lyn@theoxenhamarms.com 

Private dining is available at any time for groups or your special events including Weddings.  in one of 3 separate dining rooms is also available by booking in advance, lunchtimes, afternoons or evening for families, groups and parties and receptions . We can accommodate groups of up to 70 for seated events for and over 140 for receptions. 

Award Winning Food and Drink &Service .Our AA Gold 2016 , 2017 &2018 Dinner Award plus AA Rosette Food award recognised our award winning food and drink menus which have made us famous worldwide.

Free parking at the hotel and also in the village itself on street or in the village car park. Dartmoor walks start in our back garden ! The Tarka Trail, The Cosdon Beacon, The Skaigh Valley, National Trust Castle Drogo, Finch Foundry, Lydford Gorge,Medieval South Zeal Village, Belstone...1 hour to 5 hour walks -all from The Oxenham Arms

The Oxenham Arms, with its low beams, flagged floors and mullioned windows, retains grandeur visited upon previously by those including Charles Dickens, Sir Francis Drake, Sabine Baring Gould, Charles Kingsley, HRH Prince Charles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The home of the pirate Captain John Oxenham, Admiral Lord Nelson. 

Come and enjoy over 5000 years of British history and fabulous food and service at The Oxenham Arms Hotel at South Zeal, Devon.

Selection of Our Rooms


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Belstone Superking Four Poster with Breakfast

With fine views of Dartmoor, The Belstone Room has a large Superking English Oak Canopy Four Poster bed and comfy pocket sprung mattress. Free Breakfast, WIFI and Car Parking. En suite modern bathroom and mood lighting. Other views to Dartmoor farms....
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Chagford Superking Four Poster with Breakfast

The Chagford Superking Four Poster at The Oxenham Arms Hotel. A stunning period room with views up to Dartmoor's Cosdon Hilland also across South Zeal village. Free Breakfast, WIFI and Car Parking The largest guest room at The Oxenham Arms Hotel. R...
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Lydford Superking Four Poster with Breakfast

A massive English Oak Canopy Oak four poster forms the centrepiece of Lydford Room. The room has views over the village. Free Breakfast, WIFI and Car Parking. Period furniture and antiques adorn the room. Hand made hand sewn fabrics and a luxury pock...
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