Staying at The Rosemundy House Hotel
This tour runs in conjunction with The Isles of Scilly.
7 DAYS | 5th April 2017
You don’t have to be a keen gardener to appreciate this tour, just a lover of natural beauty. Our tour takes us to view some of Cornwall’s magnificent gardens, when after a mild Cornish winter the gardens are a riot of colourful blooms. Enjoying the warmth of the Gulf stream, these magical Cornish gardens are home to a wealth of the most exciting, rare and beautiful plants and trees in the British Isles. The Rosemundy House Hotel is ideally situated in secluded and sheltered gardens and woodland extending to approximately four acres, yet only a hundred yards from the main street in the unspoilt village of St Agnes and less than a mile from the beach at Trevaunance Cove. The hotel is family run and boasts a heated out-door pool, a games room, a lounge bar offering occasional evening entertainment and restaurant serving freshly prepared traditional English fayre. All bedrooms with en-suite, TV and tea trays.
We depart Macclesfield calling for morning coffee, continuing on to Cadbury’s Garden centre where we stop for lunch. We then head south to St. Agnes and our Hotel.
Enjoy a free morning to explore the delights of St. Agnes. In the afternoon we visit Godolphin House, a captivating estate with a beautiful medieval garden. Wander around one of the most important historic gardens in Europe and take a break in the tearoom. (NT members free, non-members approx £7.50).
In the morning we visit Poppy Cottage Garden, time to explore the garden and we finish with coffee and homemade cake. We then continue on to Trewithen Gardens for lunch and the rest of the afternoon. With 30 acres of surrounding woodland gardens there is plenty to enjoy amongst champion trees, rare shrubs, woodland glades and exotic ferns.
Our morning excursion takes us into Truro with time to visit the Cathedral, museum or shops. We return to the hotel around lunchtime for an afternoon at leisure.
Our morning will be spent in the fascinating Eden Project. After lunch we then go on to visit The Lost Gardens of Heligan. It is possible for passengers to spend the whole day at the Eden Project the coach would pick you up on the return journey. Entrance fees are not included today as you have a choice to visit one garden or both.
Today we venture to the Bonython Estate Gardens where we have a guided tour of the recently remodeled Georgian Manor, walled garden with herbaceous borders, traditional Potager Garden, orchard and a series of small lakes. We complete our visit with morning coffee and cake before returning to St Agnes for a relaxing afternoon.
After breakfast we board the coach and head for home calling en-route for coffee and lunch. We aim to arrive in the Macclesfield area early evening.
£556.00 per person sharing twin/double
NIL single room supplement
£30.00 insurance per person, inc. IPT