3* Howden Court Hotel, Torquay
Built in 1860 Howden Court Hotel is a period Grade II listed property and retains many of the architectural features of the day. It is a family run hotel located in the centre of Torquay. The hotel includes for a 3/4-acre garden with access via 'Croft Meadow Walk' private pathway to Torquay Seafront and Harbour. They have 30 guest bedrooms; 10 of which have Wet Room facilities. Howden Court has won TripAdvisor's 'Certificate of Excellence' for the last 7 consecutive years which gained them a spot in the TripAdvisor 'Hall of Fame' for 2019. They also won the TripAdvisor 'Travellers Choice' 2019.
Ground floor rooms Lift Bar Restaurant Lounge Tea/coffee in room En-suite bathrooms Flat screen TV Hairdryer
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Welcome tea/coffee on arrival
3-course menu with 3 choices per course
Tea/coffee after dinner served in the bar
Live entertainment on selected evenings
Themed dinners each night
We depart the local area and make our way to our hotel in time for dinner.
We spend today in the stylish seaside resort of Torquay. Enjoy a wonderful waterfront stroll along the palm-lined promenade, the Princess Pier, the marina and the well-manicured Princess Gardens. Perhaps enjoy a Devon Cream tea while gazing out to sea at this elegant resort. There is also a land train to all the major attractions such as Torquay museum featuring an Agatha Christie Gallery. There is also an 'Agatha Christie Mile' featuring landmarks from her books.
We head today to Trago Mills for a day of shopping. With over 80,000 products across 38 departments nobody beats Trago! The already huge Trago Mills store and leisure park in Newton Abbot, Devon just got bigger with the completion of a new themed garden area.
A full day at leisure in Babbacombe. Experience the stunning sea views, colourful promenade and picturesque buildings. Take a peaceful stroll around the small and tranquil village, dotted with independent shops, boutiques and cosy tearooms. There are plenty of attractions to explore, including the popular Babbacombe Model Village, the Babbacombe Cliff Railway (built in the same year Lucketts Travel was founded in 1926) providing passengers with spectacular vistas as it travels up and down the 240-foot cliff face to Oddicombe beach. Alternatively, Bygones has three floors of pure nostalgia where you can wander back in time, visit an authentic, life-size Victorian street including forge, sweet shop & apothecary.
We depart after breakfast and retrace our steps back to the local area.
An optional evening theatre trip on Wednesdays are available at an additional cost of £21pp and includes coach transport to and from along with entrance fee.
The hotel encourages guests to take part in their themed evenings and suggests the following dress code: a pair of flared jeans, flower shirt or blouse, love beads, sandals etc. On the last evening the hotel has a Dress Parade and the staff at the hotel also dress up.