We are pleased to offer this fun filled pre-Christmas break based in Babbacombe. As an alternative destination to the hustle and bustle of adjacent Torquay, Babbacombe boasts its own promenade and of course the famous Babbacombe Model Village. Situated high above two beaches and a harbour, Babbacombe offers wonderful views and is also home to the historic Babbacombe Cliff Railway, one of the only original working funicular railways still in existence.
Our hotel enjoys a seafront location, overlooking the famous Babbacombe Downs with far reaching views across Lyme Bay. All of the bedrooms are en-suite with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift that serves all floors. Entertainment is provided most nights. The hotel also offer sea view rooms or sea view rooms with a balcony at a supplement.
Monday From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach for the cross country drive to the English Riviera. Arriving mid-afternoon we are greeted by our hosts in the festive spirit. We start our break with a welcoming tea or coffee and a mince pie, whilst our bags are taken to our rooms. We meet again for dinner this evening.
Tuesday – 'Christmas Eve' After a leisurely breakfast we enjoy a morning journey to Brixham with its beautiful harbour and maze of narrow, winding streets. Explore the harbourside shops, watch the fishermen, or just watch the world go by before we return to Babbacombe for free time in the afternoon to relax and explore our resort before our dinner this evening.
Wednesday – 'Christmas Day' This morning we drive to nearby pretty Paignton to spend time before taking the scenic ride into the Dartmoor National Park with its heather-covered moorland and deep wooded gorges, beautiful lake-like reservoirs and tumbling rocky rivers. We include entrance to the interesting Dartmoor Prison Museum, to see ‘life inside’ one of the world’s most famous and notorious jails. There are many artefacts and documents on show, allowing visitors to form opinions on prison life. The museum shows more than 200 years of the prison’s turbulent history ranging from the beginning, when Dartmoor was a Prisoner of War Depot for French and American prisoners of war, to the later convict era through to today. After plenty of time to look around we return to our hotel with time to relax before dinner.
Thursday – 'New Year’s Eve' Another fine breakfast before setting of on our excursion through Totnes to delightful Dartmouth. There will be time to explore before we return to Babbacombe to relax before dinner on our final evening
Friday Following breakfast we return to our home areas after a relaxing break on the English Riviera
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