Luxury Winter North Devon Escape

Boasting a spectacular position on the cliffs of the North Devon coast, the 4-star Saunton Sands Hotel offers breathtaking views of one of the UK's best beaches. With an award-winning restaurant serving an indulgent menu of traditional British dishes, carefully designed rooms featuring first-class amenities, and a fantastic selection of spa facilities, there’s no better base from which to take in the charms of Devon. We’ll discover charming Bideford with its historic Pannier Market, uncover the techniques of glass making at Dartington Crystal, and soak up the delights of Lynton and Lynmouth. Rounding our holiday off with a visit to gorgeous Ilfracombe, you’re guaranteed to make treasured memories.

Your Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel
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Itinerary

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Local departure by coach or Home Connect service to the 4-star Saunton Sands Hotel and Spa. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the lounge while you take in the stunning views of the coast.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Today, we visit Bideford, the historic port town located on the River Torridge. Once Britain’s third largest port and while it still has maritime connections, these days, it is more widely known as being a thriving shopping centre, with a historic Pannier Market. We will spend some free time for you to explore the town and take in the river views.

We will then visit Dartington Crystal, one of North Devon's main exports and one of the UK’s main glass manufacturers. You will enjoy a tour of the site, learn about the history and the techniques of making the glass, and get to watch the process in person. There will be a chance to pick up some gifts to take home.

We will return to the hotel early afternoon – take advantage of the hotel’s excellent facilities or enjoy a walk along the sweeping Saunton Sands.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Bideford
  • Dartington Crystal

This morning, we enjoy a trip to the two twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth, which are interconnected by a funicular Cliff Railway. Lynmouth lays on the base, with plenty of quirky shops and cafés to see, before taking the trip up via the railway to Lynton and discovering more splendid local gems.

We return to the hotel for the afternoon – soak up the views from the lounge and garden terrace, or enjoy an indulgent treatment in the thermal spa (extra charges may apply, please pay locally.)

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Lynmouth
  • Lynton

Today, we enjoy a trip to Ilfracombe. With its pastel-coloured houses, the picturesque harbour is the perfect place for a stroll. The town also has a reputation as a culinary and cultural hub and is a haven for foodies, so why not sample some of the area’s finest produce? Devon crab is a popular snack, or for those with a sweeter tooth, try Rolys Fudge or a traditional Devon Cream Tea.

We return to the hotel and there is time to relax before dinner.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Ilfracombe

After breakfast, we start the journey home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at the 4-star Saunton Sands Hotel in Braunton, North Devon.

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