The 1,200-acre Dartington Hall Estate is an award-winning destination in Devon which sits between Dartmoor National Park and the English Riviera coast. Relax in wonderful surroundings as we explore a range of Devon delights.
Day 1 After your pick up by taxi from your door, we travel west by coach, making suitable refreshment stops along the way and arriving at our hotel near Totnes to relax before dinner.
Day 2 A full day excursion beginning with the Paignton & Dartmouth Railway. We travel on the steam railway from Paignton to Kingswear, which travels seven miles along the spectacular Torbay coast, and through the wooded slopes bordering the Dart Estuary. We then cross on the passenger ferry to Dartmouth where you have free time to explore. In the afternoon we board our boat for the one-hour cruise to Totnes, where our coach will be waiting. (Order of day depends on tides.)
Day 3 A morning excursion to Buckfast Abbey, in a beautiful wooded valley beside the River Dart. You are free to explore the Abbey Church and beautiful gardens. We return to Dartington Hall in the afternoon for a hosted tour of the gardens and a Devon Cream Tea.
Day 4 Today we visit Torquay beginning with Babbacombe Model Village. Walk among thousands of miniature buildings, people and vehicles set in delightful scenes in four acres of award-winning gardens. The rest of the day is free in Torquay.
Day 5 We depart after breakfast and have a stop in Winchester or Salisbury for shopping and a chance to get some lunch. We reach the local area mid-afternoon to be met by our taxis.
Our four-star standard hotel is a Grade I listed property set in Grade II listed gardens in a 1200-acre estate just outside Totnes. Guests dine in the medieval feasting hall, The White Hart, and there are several comfy lounges in which to relax. As this is an historic building, bedrooms are individual in style and are on ground, first or second floor. There is no lift. Bedrooms have WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There are no TVs or telephones in the bedrooms.