The Ilsington Country Hotel on Dartmoor has been family run for more than 17 years when the property was bought back in 1998 by the Hassell family.
Tim and Richard Hassell run the family friendly hotel together with their wives Maura and Jo, with additional help from a few little ones. They have since built up a fantastic reputation for being one of the best hotels in South Devon –the hotel received a Silver Award for Small Hotel of the Year by Visit Devon and the hotel’s award-winning restaurant has maintained a very high standard, retaining its 2 AA rosettes for more than 10 years. In addition the 87% quality award given by the AA makes Ilsington one of the highest rated 3-star hotels in Devon and Cornwall.
Through the years and four generations, the Hassell family has welcomed thousands of guests, organised hundreds of Christmas parties and countless weddings and hope that the future is just as successful!
Latest projects have included the succesful 'Blue Tiger Inn' which has added a secondary eating area to the hotel, total refurbishment of 4 deluxe bedrooms and bathrooms (with more in the pipeline) and new reception area and lounge which opened in March 2012. This new lounge with bespoke Axminster carpet, Farrow and Ball paintwork and double sided wood burner has enhanced the overall comfort of our public areas. It is away from the hustle and bustle of the bar and is an ideal area for a snooze or catch up of the paper.
At the end of 2013 the new Biomass boiler was completed which means all the hotel's hot water and heating is fuelled by wood. This coupled with the hotel's own water supply makes for a truely 'green' stay!
The winter of 2014/15 saw the development of a brand new spa area, connceting the hotel to the existing pool.