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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in South West England

South West England is a mixture of beautiful countryside, stunning coastal paths and much more. Unwind with a relaxing walk across the moors or take a trip on a narrowboat in Wiltshire. The region has a range of accommodaiton to suit all tastes from boutique hotels to B&Bs, ideal for short breaks or relaxing holidays. Places to Visit in South West England The Clearing Spa and Discovery Spa are listed below.
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The award-winning Clearing Spa lies nestled in 43-acres of open grounds, where woodland walks and a tranquil pace of life promise to reinvigorate your senses. Clearing is certainly the watchword here: feel liberated in the wide open spaces, gently lit treatment rooms and free yourself of everyday stresses thanks to first class expertise. At the heart of the establishment is a stunning, warm infinity pool with panoramic views & glass doors opening onto a pretty garden. Make your way around ...
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Escape to serenity in our newly revamped discovery spa, specially designed to restore and revitalise. Set in the staggering scenery of Soar Mill Cove, the discovery spa offers prescriptive spa experiences to allow you to escape from a chaotic and stressful lifestyle and find a more primitive, peaceful and natural state of being - to have totally indulgent time for 'you 'and just 'you' The Discovery Spa uses Spa Find dead Sea Mineral products and Molton Brown's luxury range, with OPI Nail r...
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Imagine the best pubs in the land. You'll be thinking countryside views, roaring fires, welcoming atmosphere, cosy seating and delicious aromas drifting from the kitchens. Got an image in your head? Well, Smith's Brasserie is that, but better. Relaxed and inviting, bang on trend yet unpretentious and most certainly classic British dining at its best. Smith's is the kind of place where you can dress up and make it special with a glass of Champagne or dress it down and bring the kids for a ...
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Explore the grandeur of Dyrham Park Dyrham Park is a 17th century mansion built in the baroque style between 1692 and 1704 for William Blathwayt, Secretary of State to William III. The rooms have changed little since they were furnished by Blathwayt. Due to his royal connections, the house became a showcase for Dutch decorative arts. On display are family portraits, paintings, delftware, furniture and a state bed made for the house. The restored Victorian domestic rooms include kitchen...
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Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa is positioned as the jewel in Somerset, the spa provides an exclusive and intimate atmosphere, the idyllic combination of heat and water experiences, fitness essentials and first class bespoke treatments, will guarantee that this bathing house offers the perfect therapy to well being. This Somerset gem includes a hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room, foot spas and experience showers. Then, on a completely separate level, you will find a fitness suite and two beautif...
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The Merlin Golf & Country Club is situated on the North Cornish Coast with wonderful views towards the sea. This hilltop, heathland course is designed to suit all standards of golfer, with no long carries for the higher handicapper whilst maintaining a challenge for the lower handicap golfer. There is a new patio overlooking the 18th green, accompanied with a friendly and comfortable Club House serving fine ales and good food.
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This chic, eclectic restaurant, Bar, Cafe is open all day. From coffee to cocktails, pop in and catch up with friends. The extensive menu offers a feast of local produce from healthy (Kale salad with red onion, pearl couscous, chickpea, roasted peppers, walnut dressing) to hearty (Beer battered haddock with chunky chips and minted peas), and puds are to die for! This really is a restaurant to be enjoyed at anytime of day, with anyone you choose.
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Explore Knightshayes Court Knightshayes Court, designed by William Burges, is a gothic Victorian building dating from 1869, and a rare survival of his work. The house is entered under a carved porch by Thomas Nicholls. Much of the decoration was by J G Crace, with his wallpapers and fabrics, depicting flowers and butterflies. On display are a collection of family portraits, furniture and 17th-century majolica, and also the original designs by Burges. The garden features a lily pond, t...
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The family friendly Beachcomber Restaurant is based at Sands Resort Hotel & Spa on the Cornish North Coast. Some of the tables enjoy stunning sea views.
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Aztec Hotel and Spa is a 4-star, purpose-built hotel catering for family breaks, meetings, events and weddings. It offers superb bedroom suites, a spa, gym and treatment rooms to help guests enjoy a supremely relaxing stay. Food and drink are a speciality, with extensive use of local supplies at The Curious Kitchen.
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The recently refurbished Mount Somerset Hotel, Spa and fine dining restaurant is situated in the most tranquil of locations, and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful views over the English countryside yet so easily accessible for the A358 and junction 25 of the M5. Open seven days a week for 365 days a year and available for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner to residents and non residents. Our menu combines classic favorites and imaginative new dishes from our daily changing l...
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The Saunton Sands Spa and leisure facilities offers a break from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Why not treat yourself to some massage therapy, beneficial for a range of conditions, with aromatherapy, reflexology, stone massage and more. Talented stylists at the fully equipped hair salon are always on hand to help you discover a new look. Guests can also use the extensive range of leisure facilities including heated indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, minin gym, squash court, tennis ...
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Discover the Quirky A La Ronde Wonderfully quirky A La Ronde in Devon is a sixteen-sided house constructed in the late 18th century. Now run by the National Trust, the house is stuffed with curious mementos of the owners' travels and includes a shell-encrusted gallery (with 25,000 shells) and a feather frieze, gathered from native game birds and chickens. There is also brass rubbing, a dressing up room, kids' spotter sheets for the grounds (which are grade II listed and with cosstal ...
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Discover a sumptuous array of ELEMIS spa treatments or taste the delights of the Marrakesch inspired Moroccan lounge and heat experience.
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This 19th century shooting and fishing lodge has been sensitively converted by designer Olga Polizzi. The beautiful wood panelled dining room with its views over the grounds is a decidedly chintz free zone and sets an elegant, restrained stage for chef Chris Dyke's Mediterranean-influenced cooking. Starters range from a very classic red mullet soup, with crouton and saffron rouille to a more adventerous creation of pan-fried John Dory, pear puree, pickled vegetables and trompette noir mushroo...
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Set majestically on the bubbling upper reaches of the River Teign, Gidleigh Park enjoys an exquisite location on the very edge of Dartmoor National Park.
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Wear Park Restaurant is open to all including non-members of Exeter Golf Club. Enjoying superb views across the course, as well as outdoor dining areas and private dining rooms, the restaurant is both family-friendly and relaxed. It's ideal for both celebrations and casual meet-ups. The restaurant is open for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, and offers a Live Music Sunday, with traditional Sunday lunch.
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Explore the stunning grounds of and Elizabethan House Montacute House and gardens is a simple, elegant, Elizabethan garden comprised largely of green spaces, of lawns and processions of clipped yews. Most memorable is the formal sunken lawn beside the house, fringed with borders of rich pinks and purples and backed by balustraded, pinnacled walls and fine pavilions.
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An intimate Elizabethan manor and a Cornish gem, Trerice remains little changed by the advances in building fashions over the centuries.
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The Victorian walled kitchen garden at Clovelly Court Gardens has been carefully restored, with its organically-grown produce offered for sale.
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The Gardens have been developed since 1987 in two adjoining secluded valleys,one contains the River Black and the other a stream. A lake and ponds and wide walk
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Lanhydrock House is a late 19th century country house, with formal gardens. It's set in 1,000 acres of parkland. There are plenty of places to explore within the parkland, and a cycle hub where visitors can try out the cycle trails. There is a shop, plant centre and children's play area, as well as cafes and a restaurant.
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The Curious Kitchen at Aztec Hotel & Spa is a AA Rosette award-winning restaurant. Sourcing local produce to offer a unique menu from breakfast through to dinner. The Curious Kitchen also offers additional extras of brunch and afternoon tea.
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Explore the enchanting Coleton Fishacre Garden At the country home of the D'Oyly Carte family you can travel back in time to the Jazz Age. This most evocative of country homes was built in the Arts & Crafts style, and is imbued with Art Deco elegance. A light, joyful atmosphere fills the rooms, and music plays, echoing the family's Gilbert and Sullivan connections. You can get an insight into 1920s life 'upstairs and downstairs' from the glamorous Saloon and the airy servants' rooms...
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Home Place Farmhouse Spa offers adult only weekend breaks for couples and groups of two to four people in five cosy country cottages. Home Place welcomes guests
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Discover the fascinating history of Tyntesfield Tyntesfield is a spectacular Victorian country house, remodelled by John Norton in 1864 for William Gibbs as a family home. It is an extraordinary Gothic Revival, with extravagant towers and turrets. The original interior is still intact with an unrivalled collection of Victorian decorative arts and there is a sumptuously decorated private Chapel built by Sir Arthur Blomfield. It is surrounded by 500 acres of landscaped gardens. Conservatio...
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Marwood is a very special private garden tucked secretly away in a North Devon valley. Covering some 20 acres with three beautiful lakes, this tranquil garden will provide a day of both inspiration and relaxation for the whole family. Well behaved dogs are welcome too! The gardens are continually developing and there is something new to see on each visit.
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Explore Saltram House and Gardens Saltram was originally an 18th century landscape garden, featuring a fine orangery still used to produce a good collection of citrus fruit, and other buildings of the 1770s. Developments in the 19th century have continued to the present day, giving rise to a plantsman´s garden with sheltered pathways offering year round interest. Lots of early spring colour from bulbs and shrubs give way to areas of wild flowers and herbaceous plants underplanting hu...
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If you can't get into TV chef Rick Stein's famous Seafood restaurant, then walk a few yards up from the harbour to his buzzy bistro. Simply laid bare topped tab
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Explore a castle hidden deep in the Devon Countryside Designed by Edward Lutyens, Castle Drogo in Exeter is an imposing granite edifice created for millionaire Julius Drewe at the first part of the 20th century. In dire need of renovations, it is currently the subject of a fund-raising campaign by the National Trust to restore it to its former glory. In a hugely dramatic setting high above the Teign Gorge with panoramic views across Dartmoor, the interior has fabulous family portraits...
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This fantastic family day out is perfect in any weather and opens throughout winter (check for exact days & times). There's something for everyone: rollercoasters, huge death slides and laser shooting to bird of prey displays, dodgems and sci-fi memorabilia. All rides and shows included in one entry fee - and in the holidays you'll love the special events too!
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Explore the Beautiful Knightshayes Garden The celebrated Knightshayes Garden, was originally planned in the late 1870s and then replanted in the 1950s. Crisply-managed formal terraces and a rather formal woodland garden with a water lily pool and topiary, specimen trees, rare shrubs, swathes of hellebores, trilliums and delightful seasonal colours. Famous and deliciously simple pool garden inside hedges. There is a fully productive Victorian walled garden and attractive woodland walks...
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From foraged greens to Falmouth Bay lobster and full-flavoured Dexter beef, our Rastella restaurant menus are rooted in the finest local ingredients. Whether it's afternoon tea or an evening of fine dining, pull up a chair, tuck in and enjoy.
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Adam & Martine Fellows opened Goodfellows in 2004. The cuisine features modern Mediterranean dishes fused with locally sourced produce from Somerset and fish fresh from Brixham. Fish is the Adam's speciality and his 5 course tasting menu is a must for visitors.
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Trebah Garden is a 25 acre sub-tropical ravine garden, falling 200 feet from the 18th century house to a private beach on the Helford River. A stream cascades over waterfalls through ponds full of Koi Carp, and exotic water plants wind through 2-acres of blue and white hydrangeas that spill out over the beach. Huge Australian tree ferns and palms mingle with shrubs of ever changing colours and scent beneath over-arching canopy of 100-year-old rhododendrons and magnolias. A giant plantation of...
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Discover Wonderland at Antony If you've ever seen Tim Burton's movie Alice In Wonderland, the enigmatically named Antony will seem rather familiar – it provided the setting whilst Johnny Depp's off the wall Mad Hatter's Tea Party was all filmed in the grounds. This early 18th century mansion on the east Cornwall peninsula at Torpoint has a frontage adorned with silver-grey Pentewan stone and is flanked by grand colonnaded wings of mellow brick and is a treat to the eye, as are the wond...
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Explore the beautiful Dartmoor National Park Take a gentle stroll surrounded by classic English scenery at Dartmoor National Park, which covers 368 square miles of stunning views in south west England. This makes it the largest and wildest area of open land in this part of the country. There are more than 450 miles of public rights of way (so walking to suit everyone) plus many cycle routes on and off-road. Take a stroll in spring for the bluebell carpets, inhale the scent of pink heat...
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Open all year to non-residents and guests. You can pay and play at our spectacular 18 hole par 3 golf course, voted as one of the most scenic in the country. A round costs just £15 and a loyalty card is available to reduce the cost to £10 per round. Club hire and trolley hire is also available, so you can leave your clubs at home and save on valuable holiday boot space. There are no tee times and the greens are cut daily to maintain a pristine playing environment.
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Visit the South West's largest Family Theme Park and throw oneself into a jam-packed day of fun and excitement! Woodlands is home to one of the country's bigges
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Greenway was once the holiday home of crime writer, Agatha Christie, and it offers a glimpse into the life of the author and her family. The house is styled to look as it did in the 1950s, when Christie spent holidays here, messing about by the river, playing croquet and reading aloud her works to the many guests. At the bottom of the woodland garden is the magical Dart estuary.
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Discover the beautifully preserved Manor House of Clevedon Court Clevedon Court is an outstanding 14th century manor house with parts of a massive 13th century Tower and Great Hall and much of the original building still evident. It has been home to the Elton Family since 1709. A large amount of the interior was altered by the family and the Great Hall is now Georgian with a minstrels´ gallery. The house contains many striking Eltonware pots and vases and a fascinating collection of N...
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The Horn of Plenty has been renouned as one of Devon's finest restaurants for over 50 years. Expect local produce, stunning views and excellent staff.
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Step inside a masterpiece of Elizabethan Design Montacute House is an Elizabethan house adorned with elegant chimneys, carved parapets, heraldic glass and other Renaissance features. The magnificent state rooms include the Long Gallery which is the largest of its type in Britain, and is full of furniture and Tudor and Elizabethan portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery. Also tapestries, hangings and an exhibition of 17th century samplers from the Goodhart Collection. The f...
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Clear your head, relax your body. From palm to sole. The Linen rooms is an award winning day spa. All great turn-of-the-century houses had a private corner reserved for the preparation and preservation of fine linens, which were coveted and revered as a symbol of nature, light and purity. The beautifully designed Linen Rooms at Merchants Manor are the ultimate pampering space. Blending centuries-old rejuvenation techniques and natural elixirs with the latest thinking on how to best tre...
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Exeter's respected 18-hole golf course has both water features and challenging fairways, and is set in 120 acres of parkland, which wraps around the club's Georgian manor house, Wear Park. Golf lessons are available, and there is a well-stocked Pro Shop, with an indoor golf simulator.
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Explore the fascinating Buckland Abbey The one-time home of Sir Francis Drake, Buckland Abbey in Yelverton, Devon, is packed with fascinating memorabilia from the great man's travels. Take a stroll around the furnished rooms and interactive museum galleries which narrate the tale not only of Drake and his adventures but also naval commander and explorer Sir Richard Grenville. Look out for Drake's Drum which the great sailor took on all his expeditions and which is said to beat if Englan...
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At the Royal Duchy Hotel, they have a fabulous range of dining experiences to tempt you. The famous Pendennis Restaurant brings you superb fine dining and is regarded as one of the most outstanding restaurants in the area.
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The Fistral Spa, in Cornwall, is an oasis of cool and calm with a laid back beach vibe. Fistral Spa in Newquay boasts nine serene treatment rooms, a Vitality Suite and a relaxation room.
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Discover the beautiful Lytes Cary Manor and Gardens The impeccable topiary that lines the path leading to Lytes Cary Manor in Somerton, Somerset, says it all about this simple, beautiful Arts and Crafts garden. The house was once the home of medieval herbalist Henry Lyte who used the Niewe Herball book on herbal remedies as inspiration for his plantings and is now a delightful mix of shrubs, roses and perennials, thanks to a restoration project by Sir Walter Jenner. The herbaceous bo...
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Only 5 minutes off the A30 This former coaching inn, renowned for its fishing and shooting, makes the most of its position close to Dartmoor by taking advantage of the wonderful produce that surrounds it. Expect to see the likes of Devon beef and cheese such as Ticklemore on the menu. The elegant dining room with its crystal chandelier and linen-clad tables is flooded with light by a series of tall French windows that open out on to the gardens. Begin your meal with seasonal English Asparagus...
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A friendly, local, steam railway bringing back the sounds and smells of steam to the Avon Valley. Opened in 1869 by the Midland Railway as a through route between the Birmingham and the South Coast, the line was later linked to the iconic Somerset & Dorset Railway. Closed under the Beeching Axe of the 1960's the line was preserved by an enthusiastic group of volunteers. Today, 40 years on, three miles of track has been re-laid, locomotives and carriages restored, and the sound of steam c...
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The RWA – Bristol's first art gallery - is proud to bring world-class visual art from around the world to the South West. Their vision is to be the South West's leading centre for the exhibition, exploration and practice of the visual arts, recognised as a place that enriches and nourishes the lives of people from all communities and backgrounds.
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There's something undeniably enjoyable about wandering through flower-decked gardens and admiring the handiwork of a team of people who have recreated every aspect of life around you – but in miniature. At Babbacombe Model Village in Torquay you'll encounter everything from a cricket match being played out on an idyllic village green to Stonehenge, a fire-breathing dragon, a medieval castle and Tudor, Georgian and Victorian houses. Little ones love this pretty attraction, not least for the br...
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The Galley is a charming seafood restaurant in historical Topsham, overlooking the River Exe estuary. They proudly serve the very best of Devon on a plate.
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The award-winning 2 AA Rosette Brasserie on the Bay overlooks sub-tropical gardens and Falmouth Bay. A relaxed setting showcasing the best in Cornish ingredients. From catch of the day to exotic global cuisine St Michaels Resort's head chef creates dishes that are fresh, of the highest quality and low in food miles.
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The Cotehele Estate consists of Cotehele House (a Tudor Manor house with formal gardens), Cotehele Mill (with a working water wheel), Cotehele Quay (where Shamrock, a Tamar sailing barge built in 1899, is moored) and 1,300 acres of woodland and fields.
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50 acres of historic parkland set against the breath-taking 18th century Palladian Mansion house built as the Earl of Fortescue's family home, with temples, fol
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Wear Park Spa is a multi-award-winning spa and beauty salon located in the Georgian manor house at Exeter Golf and Country Club. Open to everyone with a discount for members, the single and double treatment rooms enjoy stunning views of the golf course. Wear Park Spa is perfect for both spa days and beauty treatments. Luxurious, with world-class ESPA facials, massage and body treatments, yet convenient for beauty treatments such as Shellac nails, manicures, pedicures, waxing, eyebrows and las...
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The Brasserie is perfectly situated overlooking the Atlantic Ocean so sit back, relax and sample the delights of the wonderful and ever changing views whilst enjoying Executive Chef, Ross Cook's delicious menu that showcases the finest local and seasonal ingredients that cater for all tastes, dietary requirements and price ranges.
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Fresh produce is a passion of the owners and under the guidance of Head Chef Tom Butt the hotel offers simple good food served with flair
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With a history that dates back to 1336, The Pilchard Inn is one of the oldest pubs in the country. The inn's patrons were once the local fishermen, as well as the smugglers and shipwreckers who enticed ships to their fate on the rocks locally. Nowadays, customers are from the Burgh Island hotel and the surrounding villages.
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Dart Marina's elegant fine dining River Restaurant, which holds an AA Rosette, has exemplary standards of cuisine, wines and service - each course builds to a culinary masterpiece. Head chef, Peter Alcroft and his team celebrate the flavours of each season, and use fresh, local ingredients from the South Hams to expertly and carefully create incredible dishes. All tables in the restaurant have a panoramic view of the river offering an intimate dinner for two, a group of friends for lunch o...
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Explore the exotic paradise of Overbeck's Garden Exotic Overbecks Garden has dramatic coastal gardens with glorious views over Salcombe estuary. The warm microclimate encourages rare and tender plants producing a garden of hot colour from July through to September and luxuriant growth. This is an enthusiastic little garden, its steep terraces built in 1901, are stuffed with plants through which the visitor can wander - fuchsia trees, fruiting banana palms, angel´s trumpets, monster ech...
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Explore the Exotic, peaceful tranquillity of Glendurgan Garden Glendurgan is a valley garden of great beauty created in the 1820s and developed over many years by the Fox family. Running down to the tiny village of Durgan and its beach with fine views of the Helford River, it is predominantly a spring-time sub-tropical garden and has many fine trees and rare and exotic plants, with outstanding spring displays of magnolias and camellias. In their season glorious displays of wild flow...
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Reached by a tidal causeway, or by boat at high tide, the island of St. Michael's Mount is topped by a castle, still lived in by Lord and Lady St Levan. As well as the castle, there is also a cliffside garden, and the village for visitors to explore.
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Just off the iconic Fistral Beach, Dune Restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Newquay and offers incredible views of Cornwall with world class surf right outside. The menu changes regularly along with the wine list to ensure that guests are getting the very best in local fruit, seafood and vegetables.
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Explore the enchanting Tintinhull Garden Tintinhull Garden is a classic 20th century English garden surrounding a 17th century manor house, of high formality overlaid with an opulent yet carefully contrived planting. With varied borders, attractive kitchen garden and secluded lawns all neatly enclosed within walls and clipped hedges. The long vista down from the house is famous, as is the pool and cedar court with its ancient Yew tree. There is a white garden, and a fine pair of oppos...
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The Lorrens Ladies Spa is an elegant,award-winning ladies only spa located on the beautiful English Riviera. This newly-refurbished spa promises the highest possible standards of customer care and has a reputation for quality treatments and warm hospitality.
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Diggerland Devon is one of the most unique and exciting theme parks in the UK, offering children and adults the chance to experience what it's like to ride and operate real JCBs and construction vehicles.
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West Cornwall Golf Club is a unique links course situated just outside St Ives and overlooks the Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse. With sea views on almost every hole
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Explore the stunning Gardens of Tyntesfield Tyntesfield, the original garden is thought to have been laid out in the 1840´s. Currently there is a huge restoration project underway to bring this impressive estate back to its former glory. The garden is Grade II* listed and is one of the top 500 parks and gardens in England. Divided into three ballustraded terraces and separated from the park by a ha-ha, originally surrounded by an impressive pleasure garden planted with trees and shr...
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Set yourself up for the day with an enriching Brasserie breakfast, served 7am - 10am (Mon - Fri) and 8am - 10.30am (Sat -Sun). Choose from a wide range of options ranging from locally smoked haddock, to porridge with Cornish clotted cream; adding that all important Cornish touch. The Bar Menu is served all day from 12-9pm (Mon - Fri) and 12.30pm - 9.30pm (Sat - Sun), and we even have a dedicated children's menu for the little ones. Tuck in to delicious local food in a friendly, warm and w...
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Discover the beautiful Lytes Cary Manor The home of medieval herbalist Henry Lyte, the limestone house that is Lytes Cary Manor has been inhabited since the 14th century. It was passed through a succession of generations of the Lyte family until the 18th century and has been expanded and improved upon until the family were forced to sell in 1755. Highlights include the wonderful little chantry chapel used to hold masses to pray for the souls of family members, the Great Chamber ceil...
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Explore the grandeur of Dyrham Park The magnificent formal gardens of Dyrham Park were laid out when the grand house was built but became unfashionable by the late 18th century. They were largely cleared away or filled in when the park was landscaped by Humphrey Repton and Charles Harcourt Masters. However, it is a joy to travel down the winding drive through the deer park until the house appears, wedged across the valley and facing out to the plain below. A bold formal terrace with ...
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Set in the heart of the Redland area of Bristol, this stylish gastropub sports first floor “supper rooms” available for private hire and an outdoor terrace in addition to the bar and handsome main dining area. Ex- Le Manoir chef Simon Bradley applies both classic and modern European cookery techniques to West Country produce. The a la carte menu includes dishes such as organic steak and kidney pie with creamed potatoes and Guinness gravy and roasted fillet of line caught cod with steamed spi...
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An intimate Elizabethan manor and a Cornish gem, Trerice remains little changed by the advances in building fashions over the centuries.
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Nestled within four acres of stunning gardens and spacious terraces, The Bath Priory is a Georgian house of honey-coloured stone close to the city of Bath.
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The golf course at Bovey Castle is a challenging and beautiful 18-hole championship course, designed in 1926 by J F Abercromby, one of the finest British golf course designers of the last century. When the course opened in 1930, it quickly gained national acclaim for its reputation as one of the most enjoyable places to play golf. Designed to rival its sister courses at Gleneagles and Turnberry, this course has been described as an experience of golf never to be forgotten, presenting the p...
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Carlyon Bay Golf Course is located along a dramatic clifftop overlooking St. Austell Bay, and it is connected to the Carlyon Bay Hotel. It is an 18 hole championship course that is maintained in peak condition throughout the year.
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Stone Lane Gardens is a lovely woodland and water garden, with National Collections of birch and alder trees. Between May and October, the garden hosts the Mythic Garden sculpture exhibition, showing imaginative artwork in a wide variety of media. The garden is open 7 days a week, all year round.
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The first and only spa by L'Occitane in the UK, The Garden Spa by L'Occitane offers a haven in which to escape and indulge. Designed to complement its natural surroundings, the spa offers a selection of luxurious treatments, with four tranquil treatment rooms, an indoor pool, heated outdoor pool, steam pod and sauna.
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Explore the fascinating Buckland Abbey Garden A site brimming with history, Buckland Abbey Garden and Estate tells a 700-year-old tale that starts with the Cistercian monks who made this beautiful Devon spot their home and involves the great sailors Grenville and Drake. Besides the wonderful abbey, which is half museum and half house, you'll discover woodlands, orchards and meadows to wander through at your leisure, all looking over the dramatic Tavy Valley. Grab a leaflet showing you t...
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More family home than grand house, surrounded by a beautiful garden with a vast tree collection from across the globe. Explore winding paths, climb and extinct volcano, discover an Iron Age hill fort and take in distant views towards Dartmoor. Killerton's acres of historic parkland and woods are the perfect place to walk, run and play.
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Located on the stunning St. Austell Bay, The Carlyon Bay Hotel spa is the perfect spot for total relaxation. Offering indulgent pampering and a range of expert therapies, each treatment is tailored to the individual, to enhance well-being and tranquility.
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Explore the beautiful Dunster Castle and Gardens Originally built in Norman times, Dunster Castle was remodelled in the late 19th century for the Luttrell family, who lived here for 600 years. Only the 13th century gatehouse has survived from the original building. During the civil war soldiers were garrisoned in the Leather Gallery. Contents include family pictures, mahogany furniture and an important series of leather hangings depicting the story of Anthony and Cleopatra. The fine oa...
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Luxury dining by the sea has never tasted so good… Silks Bistro and Champagne Bar is the only rosette awarded restaurant in Newquay town and offers some of the best, fresh, Cornish produce, which is carefully crafted by innovative chefs to create some of the finest dishes in the county. Silks Bistro and Champagne Bar offers a luxurious setting for a first date or a relaxing venue for lunch or high tea with a friend. Complete your dining experience with a refreshing walk in the surrounding ac...
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Stockwood Vale Golf Club is a very popular destination for golfers of all abilities. Due to the the free draining limestone that it is built upon the course ne
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Bath Aqua Glass have glassblowing demonstrations in their studio in Bath, twice a day from Monday to Saturday. It is family-friendly and a short walk from their central shop by the historic Bath Abbey
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Featuring an expert range of hydrothermal facilities, relaxation areas, and luxurious treatment rooms, all within St Michaels Spa. A range of bespoke treatments curated by a team of expert therapists featuring hydrothermal experiences that work in synergy to create the ultimate sanctuary from which to immerse yourself in restorative bliss.
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Set in the grounds of Doubletree by Hilton Cadbury House in Bristol with stunning countryside views, Marco Pierre White has created a superior steakhouse with a buzzy up-tempo atmosphere. It's a classy yet unpretentious affair. Tables are smartly laid with crisp white table linen and sparkling glassware and cutlery, and yet it's the type of restaurant where it's not frowned upon to order a pint with your steaks should you please. There's a private dining room for those more intimate events. T...
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This restaurant and pub with rooms on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall is under the same ownership as the acclaimed Felin Fach Griffin in Wales.
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Explore One of Britain's best Gardens Set in the verdant Torridge Valley in Devon, RHS Garden Rosemoor is an award-winning garden with glorious displays for every season, meaning people return time and again for ideas, inspiration or simply to enjoy a marvellous day out. From Lady Anne´s original garden to the rose gardens (with over 200 varieties), the fruit and vegetable garden, the arboretum, lake and bog garden, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Combine your visit with one...
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The Water's Edge is a two AA rosette award-winning restaurant that brings relaxed, fine-dining to all visitors and guests. With panoramic views across Falmouth's harbour, a seasonally changing menu with inventive twists on classic dishes using locally sourced ingredients and exceptional service, The Water's Edge is a beautiful location to enjoy brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner or cocktails.
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Explore the Intriguing Regency house and impressive horse-drawn vehicles at Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum This country house is a bold example of 19th century Green Revivalism, and is filled with fascinating objects, thanks to the tendency of the Chichester family to collect things. From a 1cm long ship in a bottle to The Speaker's State Gold Coach on loan from the House of Parliament, there are thousands of items neatly codified and exhibited for your potte...
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Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Devon -award-winning public art gallery featuring contemporary art exhibitions of local, national and international importance
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Allister Bishop, South Sands' new Executive Chef recently took the leap of relocating to his original home of South Devon. Encouraged by the knowing lure of fresh beach side produce and divine country living, Allister brings with him decades of experience having been based in London, working at some of the most reputable establishments the city has to offer - Harrods, Le Meridien and Hilton to name but a few. Allister's style is simplistic, understandable and succulent. He believes it is e...
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Famous for the unique collection of gardens which span three centuries of garden history and design, the Formal Garden is hailed as a fine example of the world-renowned partnership between designer Gertrude Jekyll and architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Hestercombe House and Gardens has undergone acclaimed restoration works and continues to grow, giving visitors a stunning setting to explore and relax.
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With a classic English menu encompassing modern twists, our restaurant at Mill End is a highlight for both new and returning guests for its seasonally changing menus, beautifully presented dishes, and excellent value for money. The quality of the food, including free range eggs, vegetables and the finest of beef is the result of Devon itself, with its extensive range of high quality local produce and the freshest of fish caught of the Devon and Cornish coasts. The team in the kitchen, l...
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Explore the beautiful Dunster Castle and Gardens Dunster Castle has a hilltop garden, lawn and interesting rare shrub borders. Below there are formal woodland terraces and along the river, opulent sub-tropical plantings of Camellias, Rhododendrons and Azaleas. The season begins with thousands of Snowdrops and Daffodils followed by Forsythias. There is a National Collection of Arbutus along with a 150 year old lemon tree under glass. The fine views stretching across Exmoor, the Quantock...
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Make your way past the old-fashioned Cadbury's Cocoa and Colman's Mustard advertising boards, lunch at Bodmin Station Buffet with a Cornish Pasty and a cuppa and then board a steam train. This is the Bodmin and Wenford Railway which revisits the old 1950's Cornish branch lines and allows you to soak up the gorgeous scenery along the way. Purchase a Freedom of the line ticket and journey as you please, enjoy the scenery, go for a walk in Cardinham Woods, visit Lanhydrock Country House or walk ...
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The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is a place to enrich your understanding of the sea, and Cornwall. Through exhibitions programme they aspire to bring new and diverse perspectives to maritime issues, and highlight their relevance to the present day. They also bring rare objects from around the world to Cornwall to tell local, national and international stories.
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One of Bath's longest established independent restaurant, Chef Chris Cleghorn has gained its first Michelin Star in 2018. The menu is based on five or seven-course tasting options with the possibility to choose a la carte. Discover an award-winning wine list and a bar offering a relatively unique spirit list.