The Hidden Heart of Devon
Discover serene South Devon. From pretty harbour towns to beautiful open moorlands, this relaxing holiday destination has it all. Dartmoor is made up of ancient tors and far-reaching views of valleys and farmland, with wildlife in abundance. On the edge of the Dartmoor National Park is the 700-year old Buckland Abbey and the Dartmoor Railway – the impressive journey part of the former Southern Railway main line from London Waterloo to Plymouth and Cornwall. A scenic tour will also take you to the sailing town of Dartmouth. Look out to the harbour, castle and ancient buildings around the old town.
Day 1 Departure: 0800-0900 hrs. Travel to Dartmoor, making a comfort stop en-route. Hotel check-in. Dinner is included for the next 3 nights.
Day 2 Visit Buckland Abbey (National Trust), part museum, part house, crammed with a variety of historic artefacts surrounded by meadows and woodlands, where you can soak up the views of the Tavy Valley. Take a trip on the Dartmoor Railway – the Heritage shuttle service is operated by volunteers and runs from the nostalgic Okehampton Station to the breath-taking Meldon Viaduct.
Day 3 A gentle tour through the Dart Valley to Dartmouth with its riverside delights, individual shops and home to the Royal Britannia Naval College. Maybe take a boat trip on the River Dart (extra cost).
Day 4 Depart after breakfast, making a stop at the lovely seaside resort of Sidmouth. Arrive home: early evening.
• Return coach travel
• 3 nights accommodation
• Traditional English & continental buffet breakfast
• Served 5 course dinner (6 choices) plus after dinner tea/coffee
• Nightly entertainment
• Admission to Buckland Abbey
• Train journey on Dartmoor Railway
• Hotel porter service
• All coach tours
Moorland Hotel, Haytor, Dartmoor
Discover your sanctuary on the Moors. Set at the base of Haytor on Dartmoor, The Moorland Hotel boasts 11 acres of landscaped grounds, paddocks and woodland. Wild ponies are often found grazing nearby and the open expanse of the moor provides adventurous walking along with breath-taking views. Following a recent refurbishment, all visitors will be greeted with stylish bedrooms, brand new bathrooms, and a beautifully open planned conservatory restaurant that is flooded with natural daylight and boasts breath-taking views stretching as far as Torbay. Steeped in history, The Moorland Hotel saw Agatha Christie write her very first novel over a two week stay, The Mysterious Affair at Styles.
Bedrooms: En-suite with TV, telephone, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities and iron/board.
Facilities: Bar and lounge. Night porter.
Mobility Information: 2 floors & lower ground floor. Lift serves 9 rooms on 1st floor only. To certain bedrooms – 4 steps to lower ground floor, 6 steps to 1st floor, 24 steps to 2nd floor. No steps in hotel areas. No ground floor bedrooms. Lift accessible bedrooms with walk-in shower on request/subject to availability.
Supplements (subject to availability):
No single room supplement
Room upgrades available at extra cost
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