Cricket St Thomas offers the wonderful mix of excellent accommodation, daily activities and nightly entertainment that you have come to expect from a Warner’s hotel, and from this excellent base we explore the beautiful county of Somerset.
Day 1 After our morning taxi pick up, we make our way to Dorchester with some free time to get refreshments. We continue to Chard and our hotel.
Day 2 We have a morning visit to Hestercombe Gardens, where you can ﬁnd a Georgian landscape garden, a Victorian terrace and stunning Edwardian gardens designed by Lutyens and Jekyll. There is also a contemporary art gallery, visitor centre, gift shop and traditional tearoom. We return to Chard early afternoon.
Day 3 Staying in Somerset, we travel via Glastonbury to the historic city of Wells, with its lovely cathedral, for free time for sightseeing and lunch. In the afternoon we continue through gorgeous countryside for a drive through Cheddar Gorge.
Day 4 Today is free to enjoy the many activities and facilities at your hotel. Alternatively, you could join your driver on a morning excursion to Sidmouth.
Day 5 Leaving Chard, we travel to Bournemouth for shopping and time for lunch. We then make our way along the coast, to our taxis and home.
The Regency style elegant mansion of Cricket St Thomas is set within glorious landscaped gardens, and was the original setting for the series ‘To the Manor Born’. Bedrooms, located in the Walled Garden or the Courtyard, are spacious and comfortable with TV, telephone, hairdryer, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. Facilities include WiFi, tennis, croquet, boules, air riﬂe shooting, indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna and steam rooms. There is a lift, but some walking required on site.