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Hotels For A Romantic Getaway or Romantic Break in Devon

Think of soft lights, luxury beds with crisp white sheets, excellent food, a touch of romance, beautiful countryside, and you have all the ingredients for a romantic break. Devon has a large choice of luxury hotels which will provide the highest standards of accommodation and food to make your holiday really special.

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South Devon Hotels For A Romantic Break


Kingsbridge - Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel

The South Hams is a stunning area of Devon, well worth exploring, and if you're looking for a luxurious base from which to do so, then this elegant and extremely comfortable hotel may be the idea place to stay. Situated in over four acres of beautiful woodland and garden, the hotel is an elegant "William & Mary" house, which has been awarded 3 red stars and two AA Rosettes (always a guarantee of fine cooking!). Although the hotel is in a wonderfully secluded and peaceful location,  it's not far to the delightful little town of Salcombe.
Luxury is the keyword here: from the luxurious, refurbished bedrooms, to the elegant lunge bar and pine-panelled restaurant, everything speaks of the highest attention to detail. The sixteen bedrooms have all been designed individually, and the level of furnishing encourages you to relax and unwind, taking in the grandeur of the rooms in what has to be one of the finest hotels in the area. Standards of service are also as high as you would expect in this luxury hotel: and dining is central to the experience of staying here, since head chef Callum Kier has held two AA Rosettes for many years. The hotel's main restaurant is one of the finest in the area, and if you wish to arrange a private function, there are smaller venues which are both intimate and elegant. The hotel is expert in hosting  weddings, functions and private parties.
Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel, Goveton, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 2DS
Phone: 01548 853055  Fax: 01548 856261 Web: www.tout-saints.co.uk

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Salcombe - Tides Reach Hotel

Ownership by one family (in this case the Edwards) for a long period of time has definite advantages in the hotel trade: you learn exactly what your guests want, and you can provide the service and facilities that exactly suit your clients. In this case, relaxation and luxury are the key words. People coming to this area will probably be drawn here by the amazing beauty of the area, or perhaps their desire to relax and unwind. This hotel provides an ideal place in which you can forget all about the cares of life, and enjoy elegance, comfort and luxury in the most enjoyable of surroundings. The thirty five bedrooms are furnished with individual flair and elegance, and few share the same colour scheme. Almost all rooms have a view of the estuary, and several have private balconies. If you want an extra level of luxury, the premier rooms are especially spacious and well-appointed. The hotel restaurant uses fresh food from the area and fish from the sea nearby, presenting gourmet meals which are expertly prepared and served with the highest attention to standards of service.
The Tides Reach Hotel, South Sands, Salcombe, TQ8 8LJ
Phone: 01548 843466 Fax: 01548 843954 Email:
enquire@tidesreach.com

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Dartmouth - The Dart Marina Hotel

The Dart Marina is a modern hotel in the townhouse idiom, with contemporary design and soft colour schemes in the bedrooms, all of which have a river view. The facilities and furnishings are of the highest standard - comfortable large beds, fluffy towels, bathrobes and crisp white sheets included! - and the rooms are a superbly relaxing place in which to enjoy a romantic break (or any other kind of break!). Junior suites are equipped with king sized beds, and a variety of other room specifications means you'll find exactly what you're looking for in terms of price and level of comfort.
The hotel prides itself on its style, superb facilities and excellent cooking, all of which you find reflected in every aspect of the hotel's operation. For example, there is a superb spa with swimming pool and various complementary treatments available, equipped to leave you feeling replenished and pampered. There's a fitness suite if you wish to work out, the cycles, treadmills and cross trainers giving you a range of options for your exercise programme.
In the restaurant, chef Mark Streeter uses a wide selection of high quality Devon foods to prepare some of the finest meals in the area. His ingredients are sourced from round and about - fresh sea fish, local meat and home baked breads. There are various options for eating, including the high quality River Restaurant, which, as you might expect, has magical views over the riverside. This provides a fine dining experience. Then there is the Wildfire Bistro and Bar, a Devon seafood grill, also serving acoustic guitar, cocktails and champagne! The excellent local beef, lamb and pork will delight you, as will the fact that the same degree of attention is paid to the side dishes and puddings as the mains. All in all, a break here will be a rejuvenating and refreshing experience, whether it lasts for one night, one week or longer!

Dart Marina, Sandquay Road, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 9PH
Phone: 01803 832580 Fax: 01803 835040 Email: reservations@dartmarina.com Web:
www.dartmarina.com

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North Devon Hotels For A Romantic Break


Clovelly - The Red Lion

Clovelly is a unique village, set in the cleft of a 400 foot high cliff, with a cobbled street which winds down an ancient fishing port. No traffic is allowed in the village, only donkeys and sledges, where the white-washed houses with geraniums sometimes seem more reminiscent of a Mediterranean village setting. But if you aren't as young as you used to be, don't despair - there's a Land Rover service (free to hotel residents) to whisk you up and down the hill to the Red Lion right on the quay. This is a magical place, where you wake to the sound of seagulls, and the sight of a natural harbour, with the slow pace of life that most of the country has now lost. Each of the eleven bedrooms with beautifully-refurbished en suite bathrooms, looks out over either the harbour or the sea, but they are all individual and have their own character, thanks to the attention of a talented interior designer. Parking space close by for The Red Lion residents. The Red Lion is licensed for weddings as is the New Inn in the heart of the village. Hotels offer nineteen en-suite bedrooms between them, with other accommodation available in the village.
Contact Vivien Foster. Phone: 01237 431237 Email: redlion@clovelly.co.uk   Web: www.clovelly.co.uk


Lynton - Lynton Cottage Hotel

Lynton is a great base for touring North Devon because so much of the area lies within daily exploring distance, and so many facilities are located nearby. To list just a few of these: Outovercott riding stables are a mere fifteen minutes' drive away; Ilfracombe Golf Club and Minehead Golf Club are only thirty minutes' drive away - for something more challenging, there's Saunton Sands Golf Club and championship course, slightly further. Keypitts Off Road Adventure Centre provides quad biking, paint ball, target shooting and off-road driving, as you might expect; Rosemoor Gardens, Marwood Gardens, and Arlington Court are all within comfortable driving distance; Lundy Island, a fantastic place for wild flowers and birds is just off the coast; there's also falconry and hawking tuition, hawk walks, various nature reserves and animal farms, and much more...... but what about the hotel? The superior rooms have an air of old fashioned charm with ultra modern facilities. The other rooms offer comfort and elegance with understated charm, while the public areas are the perfect place to rest while you enjoy the magnificent  views.
In the restaurant, chef/partner Allan Earl uses local produce of the highest quality to justify his second AA rosette. And there are plenty of options for eating: Sanford's restaurant maintains its traditional high quality, while a bistro style menu in the bar provides a casual lunch or dinner option. With country house style, a friendly bar, a charming Georgian lounge and an elegant dining room, this hotel offers you the perfect venue in which to relax and wind down!
Lynton Cottage Hotel
, North Walk, Lynton, Devon EX35 6ED
Phone: 01598 752342 Email: enquiries@lynton-cottage.co.uk 
Web:
www.lynton-cottage.co.uk

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Bideford - Yeoldon House Hotel

Yeoldon House Hotel is a country house hotel set in beautiful Devon scenery - though that is not the only thing the hotel has to offer! In a wonderful location on the banks of the River Torridge, Yeoldon House has an award winning restaurant, high quality accommodation in ten en-suite bedrooms (three of which are convertible to twins), all of which have everything you might need for a relaxing holiday, including hair dryers, ironing equipment, modem, and TV. All the bedrooms are individually styled, some with four-posters, some with views over the river, balconies, and other delightful features.
The Soyer Restaurant is named after the Victorian chef Alexis Soyer, who has been a source of inspiration to chef Brian Steele. The dining room is elegant and comfortable, and Brian's food is imaginative, freshly prepared from fresh fish, local meat and vegetables all sourced locally. Guests' individual requirements are always accommodated where possible, and there is a fabulous wine list. Each morning, you can start with a leisurely traditional breakfast as you watch the sun rise over the River Torridge.

Yeoldon House Hotel, Durrant Lane, Northam, near Bideford, Devon EX39 2RL
Phone: 01237 474400   Email: 
yeoldonhouse@aol.com

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West & East Devon Hotels For A Romantic Break


On the edge of Dartmoor - Mill End Hotel

Take yourself back to a bye-gone era in a hotel that features a working water wheel. The River Teign, right at the bottom of the garden, is a sign of the natural beauty of Devon which is so close at hand when you stay in this hotel, and it beckons you to explore Dartmoor’s natural beauty. Mill End resembles a comfortable country house rather more than a hotel - indeed, it offers a perfect blend of country house charm and elegance, and has been named as one of the AA’s Top 200 hotels and restaurants in England. The accommodation is superb, the food exceptional, and the location idyllic! Mill End is an excellent base for touring, though it is equally good for relaxing and enjoying the amazing Devon scenery.
The restaurant is an award-winning venue which features the finest local produce including free range eggs, local vegetables, Devon beef and fresh fish caught off the Devon and Cornwall coast. Christophe Ferraro heads the team in the kitchen, and, having worked in some Michelin-starred restaurants, he has the skill and knowledge to produce menus that have won great acclaim with both guests and press alike. 
Dartmoor National Park, Chagford,  Devon,  TQ13 8JN
Phone: 01647 432282 Email: info@millendhotel.com Web:
www.millendhotel.com

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Gittisham - near Exeter, Combe House Hotel and Restaurant

If you are searching for words to sum up the character of a hotel, in the case of Gittisham, elegance, comfort and tradition will meet your needs. The elegant Great Hall offers a hint of the warmth, luxury and peacefulness of this comfortable family home with an informal and relaxed attitude for the guests. This Elizabethan hall shows all the features of an authentic English country house, with carved wood panelling and original family portraits. The grand staircase leads to one of fifteen ensuite bedrooms, each with its own charm and style, all warm and cosy. With fantastic views across the stunning Devon countryside towards Dartmoor, you can choose from master bedrooms and suites, richly decorated with sumptuous colours and fabrics, furnished with antiques or king-size and double rooms, with bath and hand shower or a large walk-in shower.
The restaurant provides the highest standard of food and an excellent wine list, specially selected by the enthusiastic proprietors and chefs. Select cuts of meat and game combine with local, freshly caught fish, seasonal vegetables and aromatic herbs hand picked from Combe's kitchen garden to produce a feast fit for a gourmand.
Gittisham, Honiton, Nr Exeter, Devon, EX14 3AD
Phone: 01404 540400 Fax: 01404 46004 Email: stay@thishotel.com Web: www.thishotel.com (I wonder what the story behind that web address is?)

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Tavistock - Browns Hotel, Brasserie and Wine Bar

Browns Hotel is a four star luxury retreat in the market town of Tavistock, with a backdrop of Dartmoor National Park. In fact, the hotel is a coaching inn, about four hundred years old, refurbished into an elegant town house hotel complete with modern brasserie and a delightful wine bar where the best of the old and new combine. Browns is a chic boutique town hotel, and, after a painstaking restoration, is truly unique, boasting exposed brickwork as a background to the mixture of modern and traditional furnishings to be found throughout the property. It's conveniently located in the centre of town among delightful shops and market stalls selling antiques, foods, crafts, flowers and much more. Browns pride themselves on professional friendly service and discreet but welcoming hospitality; they offer executive suites, superior rooms, either double or twin, standard single and family rooms. No matter what level of room you choose, the comfort will still be delightful, and the faculties comprehensive: they include internet ports and modem connections, with LCD TV & DVD, a DVD Library, radios, and all the other facilities demanded by the modern guest. Naturally, the rooms offer luxurious baths and showers with luxury Egyptian cotton linen as standard. As an example of the standards to which the hotel aspires, each room has complimentary water that is drawn from the hotel's own well!
You can enjoy excellent cuisine in the tranquil environment of the Brasserie or Orangery. The chefs take pride in using locally derived produce such as line-caught fish, local meat and vegetables. Organic and GM free foods are also available.
Browns Hotel, 80 West Street, Tavistock Devon PL19 8AQ
Phone: 01822 618686 Fax: 01822 618646 Web: http://www.brownsdevon.com Email: info@brownsdevon.com

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Tavistock - The Horn of Plenty Hotel & Restaurant

The Horn Of Plenty is located in five acres of wonderful gardens and wild orchards with breathtaking views over the peaceful Tamar valley near Tavistock. This charming house hotel with its award-winning restaurant is privately owned and run by Paul and Andie Roston and celebrated Master Chef Peter Gorton. Luxurious bedrooms offer exceptionally comfortable Vi-Spring beds, modern technology, and beautiful furnishings, as well as many luxurious touches, including lots of fluffy towels, robes, bottled water and flowers - plus a tin of home-made shortbread! The bathrooms have either modern suites, large walk in power showers or wet rooms, while in some rooms, French windows lead through to a wonderful outdoor setting, with superb walled gardens and fantastic views of the Tamar Valley. With a combination of timeless elegance and classical tradition, these rooms are as good as you can find anywhere in Devon.
The beautiful gardens and orchards are available for you to enjoy, with a spectacular show of camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons from early spring to summer.  All the rooms offer a host of luxuries - an abundance of fluffy towels, towelling robes, fresh flowers, bottled water - even a tin of home-made shortbread biscuits! Specialist products are provided in all the bathrooms. This attention to detail permeates every aspect of the hotel's operation.

But the central point of The Horn of Plenty is undeniably the kitchen. Head chef Peter Gorton is passionate about how he works, producing the highest quality of food for guests as he invests an enormous amount of time and energy into making sure that exceptional standards of quality, taste and freshness are the hallmark of his food. Peter now has an excellent reputation through Devon and beyond, due to the care in selection of ingredients (all local and fresh, of the highest quality) - he even has an organic vegetable and fruit garden on site. This is one of the best places to dine - lunchtime or evening - in Devon.
The Horn of Plenty Country House Hotel & Restaurant, Gulworthy, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8JD
Phone: 01822 832528 Email: enquiries@thehornofplenty.co.uk Web:
www.thehornofplenty.co.uk

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