A Valentine's retreat in scenic Devon

Wednesday, 2 February 2011 9:03 AM

Spend a long weekend at Dartmouth Golf & Country Club this Valentine’s Day and get a whole host of extras with your two-night stay, including romantic spa treatments or a few rounds of golf on the resorts Championship course.

The Valentine’s package starts on February 11 with a special Chinese New Year dinner menu, while a special Valentine’s event is being laid on for the night of February 12.

Guests will also be treated to a selection of relaxing spa treatments, or they can trade these in for three rounds of golf on the 18-hole Championship course.

Nearby attractions for a day out include the historic town of Dartmouth, the vast rolling countryside of Dartmoor National Park and the scenic coastline of South Devon. Guests also receive complimentary use of the leisure facilities, which include an indoor pool, Jacuzzi and sauna.

Book online now and pay just £149 per person for this two night package.

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