Colehayes Park

For over 40 years, Colehayes Park has been welcoming educational groups visiting the beautiful Dartmoor National Park and surrounding areas of Devon. We are an exclusive use, fully catered venue with over 20 acres of estate which offer a wide range of diverse environments from woodland, marshland and freshwater habitats of the stream and lake, making Colehayes the perfect location for school groups either on a fun end of year activity week or study trip.

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    There is no other Field Studies Centre in the UK like Colehayes. From comfortable accommodation, delicious home cooked meals, relaxing communal spaces, lecture facilities and unique scenery. We offer everything you could want for your school group while maintaining competitive prices for the expectational surroundings and facilities.

    Colehayes Park can provide:

    •       Clean and comfortable dormitory accommodation for up to 70 guests.
    •       Our Cork Tree Cottage holiday home in the grounds can be rented in addition to accommodate 11 more guests.
    •       Full Board, Half Board and Self Catering options to suit your needs and budget.
    •       Delicious home-cooked, locally-sourced meals to suit all dietary requirements.
    •       Hot Full English Breakfast with toasts and cereals and a three course dinner each day.
    •       Packed lunches with homemade sandwich fillings.
    •       Dedicated lecture rooms with ample seating.
    •       Relaxing communal areas.
    •       Bar service available for university groups.

    The house and facilities
    As a venue that has been welcoming schools and universities for nearly 50 years, we are well set up to cater for students. Most of the 21 comfortable rooms are dormitory style with single beds and wash basins. Large washrooms with multiple showers and toilets are located near the rooms. We have two large lecture rooms and offer countless places to relax after a hard day’s work.  The large living room and beautiful oak panelled front hall, complete with roaring fire in the winter months, are perfect areas for unwinding. While the games rooms in the basement provide entertainment in the evening. Our bar can be stocked with local craft ales at inexpensive Devon prices for the university groups, which provide a fun space for the students and teachers to relax, socialise and get to know their fellow course mates.

    Unique onsite nature trials
    One of the main attractions of Colehayes is our riverside trail which runs along a tributary of the River Bovey. It was originally laid out in the style of Victorian picturesque in 1825 and covers 11 acres of spectacular dams and waterfalls. Colehayes’ nature trail contains a variety of habitats in a relatively small area. These range from freshwater habitats, marshland, wet woodland and broadleaf woodland.

    Home cooked hearty meals
    We pride ourselves not only on our beautiful location, great atmosphere and friendly staff but most of all, our delicious home cooked meals. All of our ingredients are locally sourced and prepared from scratch by our lovely cook, Kathy. We use free range eggs and higher welfare quality animal produce sourced from local farms.  Breakfast consists of a tasty full English breakfast served buffet style. A variety of cereals, fruit, toast, yogurt, tea, coffee and orange juice is also provided.

    Packed lunch consists of a variety of home made fillings set out before breakfast each morning in our dedicated packed lunch room for your students to make their own round of sandwiches. A packet of hand cooked Devonshire crisps in various flavours, fruit and a chocolate snack bar are also included. To cut down on our plastic waste we encourage all students to bring their own refillable water bottle and sample our refreshing filtered Dartmoor natural spring water.

    Dinner involves a delicious three course meal which is served to your students by our friendly waitstaff. The home cooked hearty meals are age appropriate and change each night. We also provide a fabulous BBQ in the summer months.

    We cater for all special dietary requirements with a smile on our faces and no special diet is too much trouble.

    We would love to welcome your group to stay with us at Colehayes Park.

    Pricing Information

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    Opening Times

    All year round


    Colehayes Park, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9LD

  • Facilities
    • Disabled Access
    • On Site Parking
    • Disabled Toilets
    • Guide Dogs Welcome
    Accommodation: Facilities
    • Central Heating Throughout
    • Linen Provided
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non Smoking Property
    • Guest Lounge
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Cater for Special Diets
    • Lunch
    • Cater for Vegetarians
    • Packed Lunch Available
    • Conference Facilities
    • Pre visit Available
    • Risk Assessment Available
    Other Facilities

    We do have our own Health and Safety Risk Assessment and a Fire Risk Assessment that can be sent via email or hard copy that can be viewed on request. However, each School/University may wish to carry out their own risk assessment and/or a general site visit prior to the trip commencing. Fire alarms are routinely tested and fire drills can be performed.

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