North Devon - Turkey & Tinsel - Mon 12th Nov 2018

From GBP £259.00
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Product code: PA1TQ7

You are assured of a genuine warm welcome from all the staff at this family run hotel in Ilfracombe. These pre Christmas breaks are a great, fun way to enjoy the run up to Christmas with cuisine and entertainment in hotels decorated for the festive period.

Superb value holiday whilst enjoying some of the finest scenery to be had, anywhere in Britain. The dramatic, rugged coastline of the North Devon Coast, where the cliffs seem to dive in to the sea is quite stunning and on a clear day you can see over to South Wales. There are some terrific excursion destinations to explore, all with lovely countryside to see on route. We stay in the centre of Ilfracombe, a town which has received a noticeable boost in the last few years largely credited to the arrival of artist, Damian Hirst who lives nearby. His giant 20 metre sculpture, Verity, has led to several galleries in the town and some lovely restaurants, bars and cafes around the authentic fishing harbour.

Departing your local pick-up point in the morning (approx. 8.30am), we travel to Ilfracombe stopping for lunch before arriving mid/late afternoon. Arriving at the hotel for a cup of tea and complimentary mince pie before dinner followed by entertainment in the bar lounge.

After breakfast we have an excursion with a scenic drive over the wonderful scenery of Exmoor National Park with a stop in the historic town of Dunster, overlooked by its magnificent castle. Afterwards we continue to Lynmouth for a lunch break in this picturesque port. Returning to the hotel for afternoon tea & mince pies before dinner and some fun entertainment.

In the morning we head for Great Torrington with a visit to Dartington Crystal where we have included a factory tour. Watch the craftsmen at work, transforming hot molten crystal into elegant shapes and hear the fascinating story of this famous brand. Returning to Ilfracombe for free time. Afternoon tea & biscuits are served before the big night tonight! Enjoy a traditional Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings followed by the Fancy Dress Parade. Don’t be shy – best costume wins a prize!

Lovely excursion today as we visit Appledore. In a picturesque setting overlooking the River Torridge estuary, this thriving fishing village has a selection of galleries, shops and cafes. We continue to Barnstaple which has a great selection of cafes for lunch and the famous Victorian Pannier Market. Relax in the evening after dinner.

Heading home after breakfast with a lunch stop on route. Arriving back in the local area around 3.00/4.00pm.

Meal Plan - Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Osborne Hotel

This friendly family run hotel is in the centre of Ilfracombe, just a few minutes level walk to the shops and harbour where you can enjoy a drink or bite to eat in the cafe/bars. The hotel enjoys excellent reviews and has become a firm favourite with our customers. Being family run it offers high levels of service and care and you know that all the staff are trying to make your stay the best possible. In the evening have some fun in the Bar Lounge with a variety of entertainment during our stay. All rooms are comfortably furnished with en-suite bathroom, TV, Tea/coffee making and hairdryer. In the lovely ground floor restaurant you will be treated to some excellent festive fayre with choice of menu and Full English Breakfast. Passenger lift to all rooms.