Sidmouth 5 Days - Bedford Hotel
The gem of Devon’s Jurassic Coast - Situated amid the dramatic red sandstone cliffs of the Jurassic Coast, Sidmouth is a Regency coastal town with a peaceful, genteel ambiance. The wide flat promenade and shingle beach are framed by prominent headlands, one of which features a delightful walled garden. In the resort centre, many independent boutique shops rub shoulders with cafes and restaurants of the highest quality.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Tiverton Canal & Knightshayes Court
Scenic tranquillity awaits as we glide through the Devon countryside on our horse-drawn barge. /nThe Tiverton Canal was intended to be part of a much longer watercourse from The Bristol Channel to the English Channel./nThe Grand Western Canal was never finished and today only the stretch near Tiverton is navigable./nKnightshayes (entry included in tour cost) is a Victorian country house surrounded by acres of glorious gardens and parkland./nThe house is a rare example of the work of William Burges. Full of quirks and curiosities, it is a house of many faces./nThe formal and woodland garden is one of the finest and most varied plant collections in the country with over 1200 varieties./n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area. /nDon't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.
Day 4 - Exe Estuary & Powderham Castle
We enjoy a scenic boat trip around the Exe estuary./nInformative commentary brings to life the many interesting sights on the river's banks./nA large sand-spit at the river's mouth ensures the waters here are generally calm./nThis extraordinary castle (entry included in tour cost) is the Grade 1 listed seat of the Earls of Devon, with Grade 2* listed gardens. /nPowderham Castle lies in a beautiful deer park on the banks of the River Exe, just a stone's throw from the historic cathedral city of Exeter./nHighlights in the house include the Marble Hall, Staircase Hall and the spectacular music room with an original Axminster carpet from 1798. /n
Day 5 - Return Travel
Set on Devon’s Jurassic Coast, The Bedford Hotel is situated in a prominent location on Sidmouth’s seafront, overlooking Lyme Bay. Individually designed rooms have been tastefully decorated and modernised whilst keeping their traditional feel. Dinner menus include freshly made seaside favourites, speciality fish dishes and daily specials using locally sourced Devon produce.