Devon & Cornwall
13 – 16 May 2017
from £455.00 per person
Saturday 13 May 2017
We depart this morning from our local area and travel towards the West Country, stopping en-route for refreshments (not included), before arriving at our first visit in Devon - Knightshayes Court (NT), one of the finest examples anywhere of the Gothic Revival country house. The extraordinary “medieval romantic” interiors give an atmospheric insight into grand country living and the celebrated garden features a water lily pool, topiary, specimen trees, rare shrubs, seasonal colour and an impressive Victorian kitchen garden which supplies fresh, organic fruit and vegetables to the property’s restaurant. Lunch is available here (not included).
Saturday 13 May 2017 – cont.
We then continue to
Dinner will be served in the hotel this evening.
Sunday 14 May 2017
Following breakfast this
morning, we depart for St Austell where we will enjoy a full day at the Eden
Project, which has become one of
We return to our hotel where dinner will be served this evening.
Monday 15 May 2017
This morning after
breakfast, we will depart for another full day, this time at the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
These award-winning gardens, asleep for more than seventy years, are the scene
of the largest garden restoration project in
This evening, we will enjoy our final dinner together in the hotel.
Tuesday 16 May 2017
Sadly our trip has come to an end and we check-out of the hotel this morning after breakfast. Before we return home today, we continue with one final visit today, to the house and gardens of Killerton (NT). The house displays a magnificent collection of 18th- 20th century costumes in period rooms (originally known as the Paulise de Bush collection). The estate is set on a steep wooded hillside with the remains of an Iron Age Hill fort on top of it. Countless trees and shrubs thrive in the gardens including rhododendrons, magnolias, stewartias and maples. A masterly rock garden in an old quarry sparkles with hellebores, hostas and geraniums among mossy rocks under a canopy of old camellias and maples. Lunch is available here (not included).
Following our visit, we return back to our original pick-up point, stopping en-route for refreshments (not included), where we expect to arrive late afternoon.
Included in the price
3 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast at the 3* Penmorvah Manor Hotel,
· Comfortable coaching throughout
Admission to the
· Cornish Cream Tea at Heligan
Not included (per person)
· Single room supplement £135.00
· Insurance £21.00 (under 65); £42.00 (65-74); £63.00 (75-90)