Arundell Arms Hotel

Arundell Arms Hotel

Arundell Arms Hotel

  • 0 Stars.
Devon PL16 0AA

Phone: 01566 784666

Fax: 01566 784494

{o} Fish Types: Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout

{o} Website: Yes
{o} Refreshments: Yes
{o} Toilets: Yes
{o} Disabled Facilities: Yes


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Self Catering Holiday Cottage in the Heart of Rural Devon

The Fisherman’s Cottage
Adjacent to our hotel, this charming self catering cottage underwent extensive restoration 2010. In past years, this self catering cottage used to be the local sergeant’s cottage in Lifton. Cleverly positioned next door to the Courthouse at the heart of this rural Devon village, it has been transformed into a beautiful two bedroom self catering holiday cottage. Perfect for those wanting a little more room or privacy, and of course for families and friends looking for the picture perfect holiday let in Devon.

A Genuinely Warm Welcome
Expect a warm welcome with a hamper of freshly baked homemade bread, milk and a bottle of wine. Towels are provided and a daily maid service can be arranged (at an extra cost). The real advantage of this self catering cottage is that you needn’t go anywhere for your day to day needs. On the site we have the Courthouse Bar (the old Lifton courthouse) serving home cooked meals for lunch and dinner, and also serving real local draught ales and cider. In the main building we have the hotel bar serving light snacks and a brasserie style menu. Or we have our AA 2 rosette restaurant for breakfast, fine dining, á la carte and table d’hote menus.

Self Catering Holiday Cottage Tariff
High Season 1st May – 30th September £650 weekly
Low Season 1st October – 30th April £450 weekly

How to Book our Self Catering Cottage
Weekly bookings are now being taken for our self catering cottage in Devon. To make an enquiry  or booking please call 01566 784666 or email us on

Fly Fishing, Country Sports and Gourmet Food...

50 Years of Family Management

The hotel has been owned and run since 1961 by the Fox-Edwards family. Anne and Gerald Fox-Edwards took over the hotel 50 years ago and it has been serving guests ever since.  Sadly Gerald died in 1973 and Anne Voss-Bark ( as she became following her marriage to Conrad) ran the hotel until 2008 when she was succeeded by her son Adam. A former winner of the Woman Hotelier of the Year Award, Anne was honoured in 1994 receiving the M.B.E. for services to tourism. In 2006 she celebrated the prestigious award presented from the Good Hotel Guide of "Sporting Hotel of the Year." Her book "West Country Fly Fishing," a collection of essays by experts and friends including Ted Hughes, Dermot Wilson, Brian Clarke and her late husband Conrad Voss Bark, is considered a classic.


The past 50 years have been a period of warm welcomes and consistent high quality service to our guests.  Whilst strong on traditional values and service, the hotel has never stood still and there have been a constant stream of improvements to the hotel. The hotel is now run by Adam and Tina Fox-Edwards who have maintained the ethos of the hotel whilst continuing to develop it.

A Solid Reputation for Expertise in Fishing

The Arundell Arms fishing is looked after by David Pilkington and Tim Smith who are not only outstanding fishermen but have taught thousands of men and women, boys and girls to fish. 

When would you like to stay?

If you know when you'd like to stay, please enter the start date of your holiday.

If you have a special booking request that the online booking system does not allow, or if you wish to stay after 31 December 2011, please call us on 01566 784666.

Recently voted No.1 Best Fishing School in the UK by The Field Magazine, The Arundell Arms Hotel has been one of England’s premier fishing hotels for more than half a century and has 20 miles of its own water on the Tamar and six of its tributaries. These are spate rivers that rise on the moors and come down to our valleys through woods and farmland, becoming larger, deepening, providing an infinite variety of water, long slow pools, gravelly runs and stickles, fast shallows and open glides.

Here you are alone all day, fishing a mile of river for wild brown trout - shy fish that rise savagely to a fly. In the late spring, the first salmon arrive and by mid-summer, shoals of sea trout bring out the night fishers. We teach fishing. We run courses for beginners. We sell tackle, give advice and provide maps of our fishing. It is all this and more which makes The Arundell Arms a real fisherman’s hotel.

“From the very beginning of the fishing season I’ve always felt that I’ve been talking to knowledgeable friends rather than instructors”.

Michael Haines

To make a reservation please contact us by email at (Online enquiry form) 

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