Clovelly and North Devon Gardens
Be inspired by the gardens of North Devon with a restful tour based near Bideford. This idyllic region enjoys coast and country scenery, giving a selection of classic gardens and popular destinations to explore. Our visits include the 65-acre RHS Garden Rosemoor, Clovelly, an impeccable village with tranquil views at every turn, and Arlington Court, a family estate set in colourful Victorian glory.
Day 1 Departure 0800-0900 hrs, making a comfort stop en-route. Hotel check-in. Dinner is included for the next 4 nights.
Days 2 – 4 Tours include:
Rosemoor Garden & Westward Ho! RHS Garden Rosemoor is a delightful landscape set in 65 acres, presenting year-round beauty, colour and texture. It retains the essence of rural North Devon within a dramatic backdrop of steep wooded valley sides. Westward Ho! is a quaint village – its main attraction a golden Blue Flag beach, stretching a huge expanse of two miles.
Clovelly, once a busy fishing port. Today it is a world-famous village nestled against a steep hillside, which has preserved a bygone way of life among picture-postcard scenes. You can follow the main, traffic-free cobbled street as it tumbles its way down to a charming harbour, past whitewash cottages and intriguing alleyways – all adding to the timeless atmosphere. Please note there is a steep cobbled hill down to the harbour and a steep cobbled hill back up to the visitor centre. There’s a small charge for Land Rover service to transport passengers if required.
Arlington Court, a National Trust property. Behind the Regency exterior sits cosy rooms, complete with a family collection spanning several generations. The stable block houses a nationally important collection of over 40 carriages, while the gardens have been restored to their Victorian glory with a conservatory of exotic plants. We also include an Exmoor Scenic drive taking in Lorna Doone Country.
Day 5 Depart hotel. Comfort stop en-route home. Arrive home: late afternoon.
• Return coach travel
• 4 nights accommodation
• Served hot cooked breakfast with self-service buffet starter
• Served 3 course dinner (3 choices) plus after dinner tea/coffee
• Admission to RHS Rosemoor Garden
• Admission to Clovelly
• Admission to Arlington Court
• Hotel porter service
• All coach tours
Durrant House Hotel, Bideford
Conveniently located just off the A39 Atlantic Highway, Bideford’s largest hotel is well equipped and enjoys superb views across North Devon’s
Taw Estuary towards Instow beach. Boasting 125 comfortable bedrooms, a fine dining restaurant, and a luxury salon & spa on site.
Bedrooms: En-suite with TV, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer and telephone.
Facilities: Bar and lounge. Night porter. Pool table, spa and outside pool.
Mobility Information: 3 floors. Lift serves 1st and 2nd floors. Upper ground floor has 5 steps to access. Level entrance. 3 steps up to reception desk. No ground floor bedrooms.
No single room supplement for first
2 singles, thereafter £80.00 charge
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