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Luxury 4* Cotswolds, Highgrove Royal Gardens & Steam
4 days, 21st & 24th September 2019, from £429 per person
Day 1: Make your own way to the hotel. Check-in from 3pm. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you choose. Take a dip in the pool, relax in the jacuzzi or take a wander around the grounds before dinner.
Day 2: You will be collected by coach after breakfast for a scenic tour through the Cotswolds. There will be free time in Bourton on the Water & Broadway.
Regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England, Bourton on the Water is affectionally known as the Venice of the Cotswolds. With plenty to see and do, it offers a wealth of attractions and shops, restaurants and tea rooms, or simply for you to enjoy some tranquil time by the River Windrush with its beautiful bridges throughout.
The beautiful and historic Cotswold village of Broadway is a memorable place to visit. The pretty High Street is lined with horse chestnut trees and includes a mixture of period houses and picturesque honey coloured Cotswold stone cottages which have lured visitors for centuries.
Mid-afternoon we will take a step back in time as we take our seats on board the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Steam Railway. View the stunning Cotswold scenery from a different angle as we steam our way down from Broadway to Cheltenham Race Course where our coach will be waiting to take us back to the hotel for dinner.
Day 3: You will be collected mid-morning by coach for the short drive to Highgrove. On arrival you will enjoy a Carrot & Rosemary Soup and Sandwich lunch (choice of Highgrove Hen Egg, Mayonnaise and Rocket, Ham Hock and Highgrove Piccalilli or Coronation Chicken with Coriander and Mango Chutney) followed by Lemon Posset with fresh berries and shortbread or Seasonal Fruit Crumble with double cream. After lunch you’ll take a tour of the private gardens of their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, led by one of the Prince’s garden guides. The tour takes about 2 hours and involves a walk of about 2 miles. At the end of the tour there will be time to visit the shop before the coach will pick you up and return you to the hotel for dinner and our last night’s stay.
Please be aware that garden routes are unmade and may have bumpy and uneven surfaces. Stout shoes or wellington boots and suitable clothing are recommended as the tours continue during wet weather. ID – All visitors are required to bring a form of photographic ID such as a passport, driving licence or bus pass. Alternatively two current utility bills are acceptable. Unfortunately if you do not bring the correct ID with you, you will be unable to enter the grounds of Highgrove and will forfeit the cost of the tour.
Scooters and wheelchairs are permitted. Wheelchair users must be accompanied by a strong companion and bring their own wheelchair that is suitable for bumpy terrain and unmade paths.
Day 4: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Check-out by 11am.
DeVere Tortworth Court
De Vere Tortworth Court is a historic hotel in stunning surroundings – a place where a centuries-old story meets an exceptionally modern experience. Recorded in the Domesday Book, the estate was the ancestral seat of the Ducie family for 350 years. Following a multi-million pound restoration, the manor house now combines 21st century style with a wealth of original features and fittings. Whatever the reason for your visit, a stay at Tortworth Court will live long in the memory. Explore the 30-acre estate and you’ll find the Victorian arboretum, housing more than 300 plant and tree specimens.
Hotel facilities include: Indoor pool with Jacuzzi, Steam Room, Sauna, Gym, Two bars & The Leaf Spa (treatments at additional cost)
All rooms are en-suite with TV, Radio, Tea & Coffee making facilities, Telephone, Air-Con, Hairdryer, Free wifi.
What Our Customers Say
We have just returned from your weekend Isle of Wight 'Back to the 60s' break. We had a great time, everything went like clockwork, great acts, great food & free drinks, excellent accommodation & brilliant organisation. We look forward to the next one. Thanks for all hard work organising the event. Read more “Warner Norton Grange 2019”
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