North Devon is blessed with wonderful gardens which are complemented by the lovely scenery which provides the attractive backdrop to our chosen gardens in Devon.
Monday: We depart the Travel Centre this morning and make our way to Bideford with a stop en route. We aim to arrive at the hotel late afternoon.
Tuesday: This morning we board the coach for a visit to Marwood Hill Gardens. This magical and very special 20 acre private garden with three lakes is set in a valley tucked away in North Devon. The view across the valley from the Garden Tea Room is spectacular and the Plant Sales area is sure to tempt you with the variety of unusual plants for sale.
Wednesday: We depart the hotel to visit the award-winning Hartland Abbey & Gardens award-winning, a fascinating lived-in family home with stunning interiors, given by Henry VIII to the Keeper of his Wine Cellar whose descendants live here today. There are beautiful walled gardens and woodland walks leading to Blackpool Mill and beach, the location for 'Sense and Sensibility', 'The Shell Seekers' and 'The Night Manager' starring Tom Hiddleston, filmed recently.
After, we visit Clovelly. This picturesque historic, fishing village promises visitors a wonderful experience. Clovelly offers a calm reflection of the days when speed, noise and stress were not what they are today. This atmosphere is embodied in a traffic-free cobbled street tumbling down the steep hill to the ancient fishing harbour, bringing glorious views and winding side alleyways of flower-bedecked cottages, with Clovelly’s famous donkeys along the way.
Thursday: This morning we head for RHS Garden Rosemoor, surrounded by woodland, the garden is rich in variety throughout every season and features inspiring displays of formal and informal planting enhanced by the beautiful North Devon landscape. Highlights include two stunning rose gardens, a cottage gardens, a stream and rock gully and an arboretum.
Friday: We bid a fond farewell to the hotel staff as we head back this morning to Hugglescote, arriving back late afternoon.
INCLUDED IN YOUR HOLIDAY
Roberts Gold Service
4 nights hotel accommodation, dinner and cooked breakfast throughout
Services of a Courier
Entry to Marwood Hill Gardens
Admission to RHS Garden Rosemoor
Visit to Clovelly
Entry to Hartland Abbey & Gardens
Free use of the hotel’s leisure facilities
Heywood Road, Bideford
Situated near the historical old port of Bideford with views over the Torridge estuary and beyond to the sandy beaches of Instow, this hotel is perfectly located to explore the beautiful rolling countryside of North Devon.
All bedrooms are en suite with tea/coffee making facilities, television and hair dryer. The hotel has leisure facilities and does have a lift but not to all floors.
No single supplement on the first 2 single rooms within our allocation.
- Free secure parking at our Travel Centre in Hugglescote
- Use of our staffed, travel centre in Hugglescote on the outward journey
- Executive coach travel with experienced tour driver
- Hotel accommodation, dinner & cooked breakfast throughout
- All excursions and entrances as described in the itinerary
- Door to Door home pick within our designated area
- Welcome reception at Hugglescote on the day of departure
- Return welcome from Roberts Holidays' staff
- Porterage at the hotel