Set in the heart of the beautiful Dartmoor medieval village of South Zeal. A fabulous village stores, cafe and Post Office a few metres away. We have stunning views of The Dartmoor National Park yet only 5 minutes off the A30 to Cornwall and only 20 minutes from Exeter.
Take a walk around each of The Oxenham Arms rooms, adorned with historical memoirs of the many owners and visitors here over the centuries including the Elizabethan pirate Captain John Oxenham who was born here, Sir Francis Drake, Admiral Lord Nelson, Charles Dickens and members of The Royal Family and celebrities over the centuries who have all stayed here and had a drink in our bar. Read the numerous books that have been written in and about The Oxenham Arms.
These fabulous rooms all in the main monastery building were the former Benedictine monastery rooms and manor house rooms of the Earls of Oxenham Family and today retain their grandeur and ambience along with every comfort to ensure your stay with us is one to remember forever.
You can choose to eat in our 1477 Bar, Standing Stone Snug, The Oak Dining Room, The AA Rosette Monastery Restaurant, our garden patio or gardens with stunning views of Dartmoor and seating for 150 people.
Weddings. Small wedding services may be taken at St. Mary's Church adjacent to The Oxenham Arms. Large wedding services may be taken at St. Andrew's Church just 1 mile away in our parish of South Tawton. We can cater for wedding receptions up to 80 people (seated) and 120 people buffet. We have a wedding marquee for up to 200 people (seated)
National Trust properties such as Castle Drogo, Finch Foundry and Lydford Gorge are nearby, 12 - 15 minutes from Chagford, Moretonhampstead or Okehampton. 20 mins from Exeter. We are only 40 minutes drive from the Devon or Cornwall coastline and beaches.