4* Moorland On Dartmoor - Fri 1st Oct 2021
- Duration: 4 Days
- Product code: PPTLEY
Enjoy a special break away at this wonderful quality hotel - The Moorland Hotel on Dartmoor National Park. Owned and operated by the same owners of the outstanding 4* Belgrave Sands Hotel in Torquay, the Moorland occupies a wonderful rural location. We include some great excursions out with plenty of interest or you may choose to just sit back and relax in the comfortable surroundings. The hotel is literally ‘on’ Dartmoor, so bring your walking shoes and head out for a stroll on The Moor. Hay Tor is only a 20 minute walk from the hotel with wonderful views over this iconic landscape. Return to the hotel to relax with a drink in the stylish bar. If you like upmarket food – we have you covered! The Moorland is renowned for its superb evening cuisine set in the lovely, stylish restaurant. Limited places!
After being collected from your local pick up point around 8.30am, we have refreshment stops as required before arriving at the hotel late afternoon. Settle into your comfortable surroundings and enjoy the views before a delicious dinner.
DAYS 2 to 3
Tour Itineraries for 2021
As of November 2020, we are very confident that the current situation will improve vastly in the coming months. As you know, we pride ourselves on our interesting holiday itineraries. We also pride ourselves in operating our holidays as close to the advertised itinerary as possible so as such, do not want to guarantee excursion destinations which may not be available. So for some of the 2021 holidays we are leaving the itineraries open to change – these will be confirmed closer to departure when we are sure destinations are okay. Within the current holiday details, we will offer a list of probable destinations some of which will be included in your holiday. We cannot guarantee that all destinations listed will be included in the final itinerary.
Pricing for 2021 – as we are unable to guarantee specific destinations, we have not included entrance fees or train/ferry fees (where applicable). When the final itinerary details are confirmed, there will be an additional charge to include these fees - payable by you before your holiday departs. For most holidays these should be a modest amount. Please be assured that we are absolutely committed to making your holiday the best it can be. If you need any clarification on this matter, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Possible options - some will be selected - entrance/fares may apply -
- After a hearty breakfast we will be joined by our excellent local guide who will explore the history and landscape of the dramatic Dartmoor National Park. Always a very popular day out for our customers with plenty of stories and a stop for lunch during the day. Returning late afternoon for free time in the hotel.
- Relax after breakfast before we head off for an excursion to Exeter. Setting down in the city centre close to the magnificent Cathedral which is surrounded by historic buildings. Exeter has excellent shopping in the centre with the award winning Princesshay Centre and there is plenty of choice for coffee and lunch. The historic quayside is a social hub and is well worth a stroll down to the water. Returning to the hotel late afternoon.
- Memorable day today and one of the highlights of this short break as we head to Dartmouth. From here we board our River Boat for a wonderful circular boat trip viewing Bayards Cove, Kingswear and Dartmouth Castles, Britannia Royal Naval College, Dittisham Village, Sir Walter Raleigh's Boathouse, Greenway Quay and The Estate of the late Dame Agatha Christie. A lovely addition to your day out in Devon. Full, informative (and usually amusing!) commentary is provided. Followed by free time in the town.
- Enjoyable excursion today with a visit to nearby Totnes. This historic market town sits on the banks of the River Dart in the heart of South Devon. Lovely country views on the way with the town centre full of historic buildings, a range of quirky independent shops and some great places to eat. Enjoy the relaxed unique atmosphere of this charming town.
We head home this morning, with refreshment stops as required before arriving back in the local area around 3.00pm.
Meal plan - Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
4* Moorland Hotel - Haytor
Absolutely stunning. Since being taken over by the owners of the superb Belgrave Sands Hotel in Torquay, the hotel has undergone a multi million pound refurbishment bringing the same modern style and facilities. Beautifully located on Dartmoor, not far from the famous Hound Tor the hotel is set in 11 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland. For the energetic, you are literally on Dartmoor as soon as you step out - great for country walks with spectacular views. Great to know you’ll be returning to a comfortable, quality hotel.
The hotel has recently been awarded 4 stars by the AA with a rosette for it’s fine dining - there is a choice of menu with lovely views from the restaurant. The hotel also offers evening entertainment. All the hotel bedrooms are comfortably furnished with modern en-suite bathrooms, TV, hair dryer, WiFi and tea/coffee making facilities. Lift to most rooms. Porterage included.