Based in the beautiful Regency town of Sidmouth, we have a varied programme including a fine Georgian House, some gorgeous gardens, a trip on a tram and a chance to adopt a donkey.
Day 1 We make our way into Dorset, stopping in Bournemouth for lunch. On into Devon, we arrive at our hotel in the afternoon.
Day 2 Today we visit Seaton and board the famous Seaton Tramway for a three-mile journey by narrow gauge tram through the glorious Axe Valley, through two nature reserves to Colyton. After an included soup & sandwich lunch at the Tramstop Café, we hop back on the tram and return to Seaton. Your afternoon is at leisure to enjoy Sidmouth.
Day 3 A morning excursion to Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, set in Devon’s Otter Valley, and the product of almost 300 years of horticultural history. Enjoy a free afternoon in Sidmouth or visit the famous Donkey Sanctuary.
Day 4 After breakfast we visit Killerton, an elegant Georgian country house set in glorious gardens which are beautiful throughout the year. We have time to explore the mansion and get a bite to eat. In the afternoon we have a stop in Exmouth before returning to our hotel.
Day 5 Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel home via Dorchester. We reach the local area late afternoon.
A magnificent Regency building, enjoying an unrivalled position on Sidmouth's elegant Esplanade, this family run hotel is ideally located directly overlooking the sea and adjacent to the picturesque town centre. The Royal York and Faulkner has a reputation for offering hospitality, service and comfort, as well as excellent food. All rooms offer TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The spa and beauty rooms can be booked at an extra cost. There is WiFi and two lifts, but with some steps throughout.