Bovey Castle is a stunning place (or resort as they call it) nr North Bovey in the middle of Dartmoor National Park, Devon. It is a hotel, golf course, spa plus bistro and restaurant.
We visited on a stunningly hot July day and made the most of it. You can just see the edge of the Boules pit in the foreground of the photo above. We spent a lot of the day on those two sun loungers that are almost out of the picture. And yes, I did get sunburnt....! Grrrrr.
There are many public rooms where you can slurp a cuppa or read a magazine but we were really impressed with the bistro lunch. There is a beautiful terrace where you can sit in the sun or shade and admire the stunning views. Above you can see the Lemon Sole that I ordered and the homemade fishcakes that my partner devoured.
Day membership (which my partner used) was £25 which includes all activities and towels excl lunch and golf. There are some good Groupon deals for the golf at the moment (July 15). Overall I would highly recommend it. They say that children are very welcome too - it was during the week and we saw none although we did see the Falconer heading out with his dog and birds.