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5 Days
27th May & 10th June 2024
From £659

All the drama and beauty of the North Devon Coast

Situated near Dunster Castle & Working Watermill, RHS Garden at Rosemoor, Exmoor National Park and an abundance of charming fishing villages, you will be surrounded by stunning scenery and breath-taking history.

Price is per person sharing a twin or double room and based on 30 passengers - 10 Singles at no supplement.


RHS Garden at Rosemoor

RHS Garden at Rosemoor is a beautiful place to visit, nestled in Torridge Valley. Every season brings a new delight at Rosemoor, with cherry trees blossoming in the spring, the Hot Gardens blooming in the summer, stunning woodlands to explore in the autumn and we can't forget the spectacular Winter Garden! The garden is free to RHS members.

West Somerset Railway

Take a trip on The West Somerset Railway, a 22.75-mile heritage railway. It is the longest heritage railway in England, you will travel through the beautiful countryside taking a step back in time. Fee applies.

Bideford & Barnstaple

Visit the river-port towns of Bideford and Barnstaple for a very pleasant day out. Barnstaple is filled with rich history, now known as a maritime town, but it is also an old wool town, originating wool business in the 14th century. You will be spoilt for choice with things to do, including visiting the traditional market on the second Sunday of every month, exploring the local shops and cafés, or an educational visit to the selection of museums on offer which includes The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon. You can even finish your visit in their lovely café with tea and scones! If a day at the beach also takes your fancy, visit Bideford's seaside, known for its sandy beaches! Located on the edge of the Torridge estuary the beach is a delight and isn't a little muddy unlike some of its neighbouring beaches!

Dunster Castle & Working Watermill

Visit Dunster Castle, a Grade II listed building, and see a medieval castle turned comfortable country home. There is an abundance of history to delve into, original stables to visit, and beautiful gardens to stroll through. On the castle grounds, you can find an 18th century restored working watermill situated on River Avill. Explore three floors of traditional machinery and you can even buy some wholemeal flour produced at the mill to take home! Entrance fee applies, free to National Trust members.

Lynton & Lynmouth

The pretty villages of Lynton and Lynmouth are a charming delight to visit. Lynmouth is in a gorge 700 feet below Lynton, connected by the Cliff Railway. Lynmouth is characterised by quaint fishing cottages, unique shops, and a harbour where you will see small boats bobbing on the waves. Lynton is a vibrant Victorian village with stunning sights to see. The two are also known as 'Little Switzerland' as a result of the magnificent scenery situated within Exmoor National Park.

Exmoor National Park

The tranquil setting of Exmoor National Park holds 267 square miles of moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland made unique by the combined influence of people and nature over thousands of years. It is home to an abundance of wildlife that is uncommon in South Britain. Keep your eyes peeled as you may see wild red deer, lichen communities, rare butterflies, bats and more! All the above excursions are suggested.

Your holiday includes

  • Breakfast and all evening meals
  • Hotel accommodation
  • All rooms ensuite
  • Private coach travel from your resort
  • Services of an experienced driver throughout your stay
  • 10 Singles at no extra cost

Hotel Details

Dilkhusa Grand Hotel, Ilfracombe

Out of all the hotels in Ilfracombe, The Dilkhusa Hotel has one of the most interesting histories. Originally a private house, ‘Dilkhusa’ means ‘House of the Happy Heart’ in Hindustani and was named by a Raj when he bought the building as a gift for his wife. To this day, our Ilfracombe hotel has pride of place on the Victorian seafront, just a stone’s throw from the harbour and overlooking one of North Devon’s most popular seaside resorts. The historic Dilkhusa hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from the seafront and overlooks the Runnymede Gardens where you’ll find the Landmark Theatre and Ilfracombe Museum.

Offering 98 comfortable bedrooms for singles, couples and families, with all the sought-after amenities to make your stay as relaxing as possible, including a private bathroom, flatscreen TV and free internet access, the Dilkhusa grand hotel in Ilfracombe is ready to welcome you.

The well-appointed hotel restaurant  provides daily breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Guests are also welcome to visit the lounge and enjoy drinks at the bar. With a spacious entertainment suite, we warmly welcome guests to sit back and enjoy the program of regular live entertainment.


13th May 2024

9th September 2024


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