4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Welcome tea/coffee on arrival
3-course dinner with 3 choices per course
Full cooked breakfast
Tea/coffee after dinner
Free use of leisure facilities
Guided tour of Powderham Castle
Deer Park Safari - available subject to the weather & ground conditions
River Exe Cruise
Entrance to Bicton Park Botanical Gardens with guided visit, train and Cream Tea
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.
After breakfast we make our way to Powderham Castle. Enjoy the 600 years of history with a fascinating guided tour of this fortified country house, located on the banks of the River Exe. After lunch, we embark on an exciting 35-minute deer park tractor & trailer safari within the estate. The remainder of the afternoon is free to enjoy the castle grounds further, or return to our hotel for some down time.
River Exe Cruise & Exeter
This morning we travel to Exmouth for a circular cruise on the River Exe. Sailing on calm and sheltered waters, our skipper will provide us with live commentary on the history of the area. Next, we make our way to beautiful Exeter - a city rich in history. With a magnificent cathedral, imposing Roman wall and beautiful quayside with shopping opportunities, there is plenty to see and do.
Please Note: Depending on tide timings, we may do the cruise in the afternoon and visit Exeter in the morning.
Sidmouth & Bicton Botanical Gardens
We start the day with a visit to the pretty town of Sidmouth. Take a stroll along the seafront, before finding a spot for a leisurely lunch. We then travel to Devon's most magnificent historic gardens, Grade 1 listed Bicton Park Botanical Gardens. Spanning nearly 300 years of horticultural history, these colourful gardens are set perfectly in Devon's picturesque Otter Valley. As well as housing many rare plants, the parkland also features historic glasshouses, a countryside museum, mini golf, restaurant and shop. We also enjoy a 25-minute journey on the woodland railway, which takes us through the parkland. We finish our visit with a typical Devon afternoon cream tea, what a great way to round off our holiday!
After breakfast, we make our way home.
3* Cliffden Hotel, Teignmouth, Devon
This south Devon hotel is set in seven acres of lovely landscaped gardens and located just 200 yards from Teignmouth Beach, making it a superb location to enjoy the natural beauty of the Devonshire coast. The charming wood-beamed restaurant overlooks the beautiful gardens, while guests can relax with a drink at the bar.
Lift Restaurant Bar Tea/coffee making facilities TV Hairdryer Heated indoor swimming pool