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Regency Sidmouth

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TCRU8922

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

New excursions

Poet Laureate, John Betjeman,  described Sidmouth as a town caught in timeless charm, after being captivated by its beautiful gardens, clean beaches and Regency history. This lovely seaside town is nestled beneath majestic red cliffs, a town like no other, located in East Devon and full of friendly faces and beautiful scenery. The dramatic cliffs, fresh sea air and the abundance of attractions makes it a wonderful place to recharge the batteries.  New itinerary inclusion for 2024  is a visit to Forde Abbey House & Gardens.

PRICE FROM ? £649 per person
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Itinerary

Highlights

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  • Hotel for 4 nights with breakfast & dinner
  • Porterage
  • River Exe Cruise & Cream Tea
  • Forde Abbey House & Gardens
  • Visit to Axminster

Great Selection of Excursions

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Day 1 From your chosen joining point your feeder vehicle will take you to your designated interchange point where your holiday begins.   After joining your holiday coach head for Sidmouth pausing en route for refreshments. Check in for 4 nights. DBB

 

Day 2 - 4 At leisure in Sidmouth with two included excursions and one optional excursion

 

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Forde Abbey House & Gardens & Axminster

Home to the stunning Mortlake Tapestries, woven from the internationally famous Raphael cartoons, now housed in the V&A, the Abbey has a rich and varied history spanning 900 years. Through the centuries, it has played host to Cistercian monks at prayer, 19th-century philosophers and politicians.

If any of Forde Abbey’s 12th-century Cistercian monks were to return today they might well recognise their quarters, their kitchen and refectories, and their chapter house. It is rare to see so much of a medieval monastery preserved as an integral part of a private dwelling. Superb Victorian walled garden, a nursery and café. Entrance included to house & garden.

A short stop on the way back in Axminster. Famous for the production of both carpets and pottery and for being the base of celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstal who’s famous River Cottage TV series is filmed on his farm in Axminster. He also works with and owns a number of eateries and pubs throughout the town.  

 

River Exe Cream Tea Cruise & Exmouth

A cruise on Devon’s longest river, the River Exe is a must whilst in Devon This six-mile cruise travels the peaceful waters up past Powderham Castle and along to where the river ends on Exmouth’s traditional seafront.

One of the favourite sights on the water has to be the resident seals, frequently seen enjoying the area for its food and sunbathing hotspots!

Stuart Line boats have an outside upper deck with plenty of fresh air and cosy blankets to snuggle under whilst you soak up the scenery. Also there is  toasty indoor heated lower decks, with huge panoramic windows ideal for viewing the all the sights as you cruise past. On board you will find a fully licenced bar serving a range of hot and cold refreshments and snacks – just in case you fancy a little something extra after your cream tea! Their boats maintain their traditional features, but are also modern, exceptionally clean and well maintained and toilets are also on board.

During each trip, your Skipper will give you live, informative and enjoyable commentary, ensuring that you get to see everything this beautiful river has to offer. Cruise fare & cream tea included. Some free time in Exmouth either before or after your cruise.

 

OPTIONAL EXCURSION 

West Bay & Lyme Regis

West Bay is located along the world-famous Jurassic Coast and was the stage for ITV's Broadchurch. Time for a look round and refreshments before heading west to Lyme Regis

Besides wonderful beaches the ancient watermill, set in the artisan quarter of Lyme Regis, rescued from dereliction by local volunteers, through a ten-year restoration project is well worth a look.

Today, the unique and intriguing story of The Town Mill is recounted by volunteer millers, who mill stoneground wholemeal flour, and keep this special place open for everyone to enjoy. Nestling around a cobbled courtyard, these restored mill buildings house a working flour watermill and shop, as well as an art gallery, restaurant, silversmith, seamstress, pottery, seaweed art, design agency, pilates studio and a micro-brewery. 


Day 5
After a leisurely breakfast, drive to interchange with ample time for refreshments

 

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Accommodation

Choice of 2 Seafront hotels! .





Royal York & Faulkner Hotel, Sidmouth (May & September 2024)


This family run 3* hotel, housed in a Grade II listed building, enjoys an unrivalled position at the centre of the Esplanade. All guestrooms have TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee facilities & telephone.

Facilities include hydro-therapy pool, steam cabin & sauna and snooker table.

There is a restaurant overlooking the sea as well as an elegant bar and a casual cafe bar.

There is a lift but there are some steps within the hotel

















Bedford Hotel, Sidmouth - (June Tour 2024)


This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. right on the seafront on Devon’s Jurassic Coast,  It has individually designed rooms with flat-screen TVs, limited free parking and a restaurant overlooking Lyme Bay.

Rooms at the hotel are decorated in light shades and modern wallpaper. Rooms include hairdryers, tea/coffee-making facilities and many have panoramic sea views, some also have balconies.

Cooked English breakfasts are served each morning in the dining room, whilst the restaurant offers an international table d’hote menu. Produce is sourced from the Devon area. Hospitality trays in all rooms.


Sidmouth has miles of sandy beaches for guests to enjoy. Sidmouth Golf Course is a 10-minute walk from the hotel.












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