Delightful North Devon - Sun 24th Feb 2019
- Duration: 5 Days
- Product code: PW1PB1
Lovely holiday with a touch of Brend Hotel luxury at the
Royal & Fortescue Hotel in the centre of Barnstaple.
Lying on the River Taw, Barnstaple is the largest town in
North Devon with a history extending back to King Aethelstan. Once a major
port, Barnstaple is a thriving market town with a partly pedestrianised centre,
historic buildings, charming streets and alleys and a traditional Pannier
Market. 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. The stunning Exmoor National Park with its spectacular
scenery is also close by with a host of other terrific excursion destinations
to explore in the region.
After being collected from your home around 8.00am, we
travel to Barnstaple with comforts stops as required and a main stop for lunch
before arriving mid/late afternoon with time to relax before dinner.
A day at leisure today. Relax and enjoy the cosy atmosphere
of the hotel and take advantage of the central location to explore the town on
foot. Plenty for those interested in history to discover plus some excellent
shops and cafes.
Lovely day out with a National Trust property (£10 discount
for members). We head to Arlington Court, a delightful house set in extensive
parkland with lovely gardens including peacocks! Time here to enjoy your
surroundings including the excellent carriage museum - one of the largest
collections in the country. Lovely place and entrance included.
Wonderful scenery today. Mid-morning, we head north to
Ilfracombe, a town which has received a noticeable boost since the arrival of
artist, Damian Hirst who lives nearby. His giant 20 metre sculpture, Verity,
has led to several galleries in the town and restaurants and cafes around the
authentic fishing harbour. Time here for lunch before heading on to the village
of Dunster, with its famous Yarn Market.
Returning to Barnstaple with views of Exmoor National Park.
After breakfast we head home with a lunch stop on route. Dropped
back to your home around 3.00pm.
3* Royal & Fortescue Hotel
Part of the renowned and respected Brend Hotels group, the
3* Royal & Fortescue Hotel is centrally located in the town of Barnstaple
in North Devon. Situated on the historic High Street, this charming Georgian
hotel and former coaching Inn has maintained it’s sense of history whilst
offering all the benefits and facilities of a quality modern hotel.
It’s a lovely place to spend time. Somewhere you can relax
and unwind with a coffee in the gorgeous lounge bar or head to the stylish
cocktail bar for a drink. Step outside and close by there is a great choice of
stores and all the attractions of Barnstaple to explore. As guests you are also
able to use the excellent leisure facilities of The Barnstaple Hotel including
a large indoor swimming pool.
All bedroom are remarkably stylish and comfortable, with a
lovely contemporary décor and white modern, bright bathrooms. The neutral
colour scheme and elegant lighting give the bedroom a soothing atmosphere that
is ideal for a relaxing holiday. Facilities include free WiFi, Televison,
luxury toiletries, tea & coffee making facilities and hair dryers.
Your delicious 3 course dinner will be served in the elegant
surrounding of the restaurant – a highlight of your holiday with choice of
menu. In the morning, choose from an extensive cold buffet or hot breakfast
cooked to order. Passenger lift.
A BEAUTIFUL HOTEL