Dorchester and Heritage Coast at Warner Cricket St. Thomas

Uncover everything Somerset has to offer on this wonderful short break, staying at Warner’s Cricket St. Thomas Hotel. Those familiar with the award-winning 1970’s TV series ‘To The Manor Born’ are sure to recognise their surroundings, with many scenes being filmed at the hotel. Along with 160 acres of land, the hotel boasts an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, lounge and restaurant which serves food from all over the world, as well as classic British favourites. From here, explore popular points of interest along the breathtaking Jurassic Coast, visit Dorchester with its contrasting blend of historic sights and modern attractions, and you’ll even have the chance to discover Glastonbury! With a perfect mix of excursions and leisure time, this is the perfect chance to enjoy a fun-filled few days away.

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  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points


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Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then on to Cricket St. Thomas in Somerset for a four-night stay.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Today we explore part of the awesome Jurassic Coast, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and England's only natural World Heritage Site. Stretching 95 miles from Exmouth to Old Harry Rocks near Swanage, the coastline here is valued for its outstanding rocks, fossils and landforms.

We stop at popular points of interest including pretty Seaton, Regency Sidmouth and stunning Lyme Regis, a favourite resort of the author Jane Austen.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Sidmouth

Visit historic Dorchester, the country town of Dorset and still very much the ‘Casterbridge’ of Thomas Hardy’s novels.

Dorset's county town, Dorchester enjoys a rich history, dating back as far as the Iron Age. There's a variety of museums to discover, alongside the well-known high street shops and independent boutiques and it is a delight to explore the central pedestrianised centre and historic Antelope Walk arcade.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Dorchester

Enjoy an included trip to Glastonbury - this town has a mystical reputation and connections to King Arthur and there are plenty of interesting shops and cafés to browse.

Later in the day we'll return to Cricket St. Thomas where the rest of the day will be free for you to perhaps take a stroll through the landscaped gardens or enjoy the whole host of leisure activities on offer at Warner Leisure Hotels - why not try something new*?

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Glastonbury

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Please note this product is part of Shearings Signature Collection. It does not include a Warner Signature room upgrade, these are available on request and a further supplement will apply.


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Warner Cricket St. Thomas

Warner Cricket St. Thomas


You will stay for four nights at the Warner Cricket St. Thomas. 

Warner Cricket St. Thomas

Warner Cricket St. Thomas

As seen in the award-winning 1970’s TV series ‘To The Manor Born’, Warner’s Cricket St. Thomas Hotel is a Grade II listed manor house situated in the stunning Somerset countryside. Set within 160 acres, guests can enjoy splendid parkland, colourful gardens, lakes and a unique woodland area. The hotel boasts excellent facilities, with an indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room, as well as The Tree Tops restaurant which features a varied menu focusing on worldwide cuisines and British favourites. With daily leisure activities and beautiful surroundings, this adults-only hotel is the perfect base for exploration and relaxation.

Location: Cricket St Thomas, Chard, TA20 4DD

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  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Wifi
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Laundry Service
  • Gym
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available

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Single Room Supplement from £59.00


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Carol, 1 year ago

Good value for money. Brilliant hotel and meals. Great day trips. Coach driver was lovely. Warner Hotel and surrounding grounds excellent.

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Mrs Brown, 1 year ago

Great tour driver and beautiful venue with varied visits each day.

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Mrs Linda Sault, 1 year ago

This Warners is on a wonderful site, beautiful surroundings, 160 acres of grounds and gardens. Lots of history, lots of very old trees, all beautifully kept by just 4 gardeners. Warners itself, good food, varied menu, lovely staff, very good entertainment.

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Mrs JAMES, 1 year ago

Location & food were amazing. Spoiler was length of journey home 10 hours & some people had at leat another 1 to go

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Customer, 1 year ago

At Lymm services, we discovered that our main coach had failed air conditioning. As the driver had reported the fault the previous week, that coach should not have been used. We had to wait 2.5 hours for a replacement to arrive at Sandbach services. The hotel room was comfortable, but a long walk to the dining room. Housekeeping left a little to be desired - debris in corridors for days. A couple of places we visited on the tour were not good - Seaton was mainly boarded up buildings, Bridport uninteresting. Overall, enjoyed the break

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Sheila Oakes, 1 year ago

We were very disappointed with our holiday. Due to difficulties with transport we arrives at the hotel four hrs late just in time for dinner we had been travelling since 9am and arrived at 7.15. During our stay trip intinaries were constantly changed and we unnecessary stop every day. The final straw was when two day into the holiday our evening meal was changed to a much earlier time than we had originally been told. Not good enough Shearings. All changes down to Shearings lack of organisation.

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