Staying at The Royal York and Faulkner Hotel
5 DAYS | 20th March 2017
Sidmouth is one of the most unspoilt and beautiful resorts in the country. Quiet and unhurried, it is ideal for that relaxing get away, with spring on its way and the delightful gardens of daffodils, narcissi, crocus’s and more. In the resort you will find cliff path walks, safe beaches and shops that still offer the personal service and friendliness of a country town.
The Royal York and Faulkner Hotel is situated on the seafront and boasts three lounges, cocktail bar, health complex with spa pool, sauna and solarium, short mat bowling and a full size snooker table. All rooms have en-suite facilities, TV, telephone and courtesy tea trays.
We depart and call for coffee en-route to Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. Here we will stop for lunch surrounded by the beautiful nature reserve. After lunch we rejoin the motorway and head south to Sidmouth and our hotel.
After a morning at leisure in Sidmouth, our afternoon visit takes us to Bicton Park Gardens, the magnificent grade one listed gardens set in the picturesque Otter Valley. The superbly landscaped park has historic glasshouses, a countryside museum, the Bicton Woodland Railway, restaurant and shop.
Today we travel to Exeter Cathedral for a guided tour followed by free time for lunch and shopping in this historic city. Alternatively spend the afternoon in the National Trusts property A La Ronde a unique 18th-century, 16 sided house with fascinating interior decoration and collections. For this visit the coach drop off is approximately a 20 minute walk from the property. (NT property members free, non-members £7.50).
This morning we visit Montacute House a masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design. With its towering walls of glass, glow of ham stone, and its surrounding gardens with its wibbly wobbly hedge. (NT members free non-members £9.50). We return to the hotel to spend the remainder of the day at leisure.
After breakfast we head for home calling for coffee en-route to Evesham Country Park where we make our lunch stop. We then rejoin the motorway network north and aim to arrive in the Macclesfield area early evening.
£385.00 per person sharing twin/double
No single supplement
£25.50 insurance per person, inc. IPT