Travel: Devon

by Jane Hayward on Thursday, 31 January 2013

The classic, luxury Thurlestone hotel has been cosseting couples for more than 100 years - and has just opened a glamorous new Voyage Spa.  

Romantic rooms This bright-white modernist building above Thurlestone Bay delivers ravishing views (with balconies) from most of the 65 bedrooms. It's worth splashing out on the best, though all are super elegant, with robes and Gilchrist & Soames smellies.

Dreamy days Take a bliss-bound voyage in the spa. Designed in the style of an ocean liner, its Ocean Escape ritual, £95, will revitalise you from top to toe. Risk rivalry on the nine-hole golf course or tennis courts - and stroll among Thurlestone village's idyllic pink-and-cream thatched cottages.

The grand gesture Pre-book classic car hire, through the hotel or

Dine a deux The 16th-century Village Inn sits in the hotel grounds. Clotted cream teas in the lounge are a daily treat, while dinners in the Margaret Amelia Restaurant are a feast of local turbot, lobster and indulgent brûlées, from £38.50pp.

What it costs Doubles from £120pp dinner, B&B. Call 01548-560382 or visit



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