A Fenn favourite! Torquay in Devon is located at the heart of the English Riviera and is a popular, stylish resort with a strong continental atmosphere. It is situated at the heart of 22 miles of unspoilt coastline and enjoys a mild climate. Our holiday includes a ride on the South Devon Railway as well as a cruise on the River Exe.
The superb Livermead Cliff enjoys an unrivalled position at the water’s edge with direct private access to the sea and has established itself as one of our favourite hotels. All of the comfortable en-suite bedrooms and well equipped including tea/coffee making facilities and a lift serves all floors.
From your front door to the club class coach for the cross country drive to the English Riviera, where we arrive at our hotel with time to settle in before dinner.
Our day begins with a coastal tour of Devon. Following the shore road we pass through Teignmouth and Dawlish and continue north to the Cathedral City of Exeter. We take a break here and have time to explore the city before we continue along the Exe estuary to the pleasant resort of Exmouth. There is time for lunch before we enjoy a cruise around the River Exe discovering the history, beauty and wildlife of the river.
This morning we drive to Newton Abbot where it’s market day. Enjoy a browse of the stalls and a look around the town where you can obtain some lunch. Leaving Newton Abbot we have a ride to Buckfastleigh where we join the South Devon Railway. Originally a Great Western Railway branch line, the line hugs the Dart estuary on the journey to Totnes. On arrival you can stretch your legs before the train returns to Buckfastleigh. The railway offers and extensive museum, workshops, gifts and book shop and refreshment rooms. After time to explore we return to the hotel.
We head into the South Hams region of Devon. First we take a break in Kingsbridge, ‘capital’ of South Devon, with a chance to look around the pleasant town. Moving on we head for delightful Dartmouth with its many naval connections, including the Royal Navy College. We can take lunch here and you can enjoy a lovely stroll along the busy harbour, or just sit and relax whilst watching the boats. Late afternoon we return to the hotel with time to relax before dinner.
After breakfast we bid farewell to our hosts and make our way home. We arrive to be greeted by our awaiting taxis after a delightful break.
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