Staying at The Royal York and Faulkner Hotel
6 DAYS | 17th July 2021
Sidmouth is one of the most unspoilt resorts in the country and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful. Quiet and unhurried it is ideal for a relaxing get away. In the resort you will find delightful gardens, cliff path walks, picturesque beaches, and shops that still offer the personal service and friendliness found in a country town.
Our hotel is situated on Sidmouth’s Esplanade and is perfectly located for all the resort amenities. The Royal York and Faulkner Hotel has been in the same family for over 50 years and boasts three lounges and a cocktail bar, and a wonderful health complex. All rooms have ensuite facilities, TV, and courtesy tea trays. The hotel has a lift.
We depart Macclesfield calling for coffee enroute to the seaside town of Burnham on Sea where we make our lunch stop. We will then continue south to Sidmouth and aim to arrive in time for a stroll along the sea front before dinner.
This morning we visit Powderham Castle. The Castle enjoys a unique, picturesque setting within an ancient deer park beside the Exe estuary. Over 600 years of history can be discovered within the walls and the castle is one of Devon’s oldest family homes. There will be time to stroll through the gardens, visit the Castle and have lunch. We then take the short journey to the quaint historic port of Topsham on the River Exe where we board a Stuartline cruiser for a relaxing afternoon sail down the river to Exmouth.
A day for you to enjoy at leisure in Sidmouth. Why not use the local bus to visit the Donkey Sanctuary or Seaton Tramway? Connaught Gardens is also just a short uphill walk from the hotel with a fabulous tea-room overlooking the sea.
Today we venture to the fabulous 64 acres of Bicton Park Gardens where many rare and beautiful species are on display. You will have time to visit the Palm House, Italian Garden and Arboretum, and perhaps take a trip on the Bicton Woodland Railway. Having had time to also visit the tea rooms we then make our way back to Sidmouth for a relaxing afternoon.
This morning we head to the pretty seaside village of Beer where we stop for morning coffee. Then continuing to Bridport you will have time for a stroll around the market, have lunch and perhaps visit the local museum. We then take the scenic run back to Sidmouth arriving back at the hotel mid-afternoon
After breakfast we depart Sidmouth and head for home calling at Rich’s Cider Farm for morning coffee, peruse the shop or why not sample the local Somerset tipple that has been made here for over 60 years? We carry on north stopping at a garden centre for lunch and aim to be back in the Macclesfield area late afternoon/early evening.
Tour includes: Luxury coach travel throughout, 5 nights dinner, bed and breakfast, entrance to Bicton Park Gardens, Powderham Castle and River cruise.
£648.00 per person sharing twin/double
NIL single room supplement
£36.50 insurance per person, inc. IPT