A 5 day break with excursions to interest everyone. We explore North Devon with visits to interesting attractions including ‘Little Switzerland’, which combined with our excellent hotel, makes for a very enjoyable break.
The much acclaimed family run hotel is ideally situated in Barnstaple’s town centre and was formerly a coaching inn. The hotel offers relaxing lounges with waiter service throughout the day and is noted for its excellent selection of afternoon teas. All of the bedrooms are en-suite and have a TV, telephone, a hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift that serves all floors.
Sunday From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach for the drive south to Devon. We arrive in Barnstaple and at our holiday hotel late afternoon where we enjoy a welcome tea, coffee and biscuits before having time to settle in before dinner.
Monday We enjoy breakfast before having the morning at leisure to explore the delightful market and the town’s elegant Georgian buildings. This afternoon we make a visit to the ancient seaport of Bideford, set on the banks of the River Torridge. After a good stay we return to the hotel for dinner.
Tuesday Our first stop this morning is the picturesque resort of Lynmouth where we have time to explore the narrow streets and perhaps take the cliff railway to the twin village of Lynton. From here we make our way through scenic ‘Little Switzerland’, as the region is known, to the lovely village of Dunster with its famous castle and octagonal Yarn Market. We have time in the popular seaside resort of Minehead before our return takes us through the village of Exford and the Exmoor National Park.
Wednesday Today we travel to the Victorian seaside resort of Illfracombe, known as the jewel in the North Devon Coast. Discover a quaint quayside and harbour, whitewashed villas, lovely beaches, coastal paths and an abundance of cafes and shops. After a good stay we return to the hotel with time before our final evening’s dinner.
Thursday We bid farewell to our hosts as we make our way home. We arrive late afternoon to be greeted by our awaiting taxis.
Fenn Holidays Ltd, Whittlesey Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 0AG