London – Southern Coast – Dartmoor – Cornwall – Bath
Antique shops and wild ponies, cream tea and fishing villages are some of the things that Devon and Cornwall do best. Those interested in myths and legend will also find plenty to discover on this tour from the windswept plains of Dartmoor to the Lands of King Artus. Sites along the way include mystifying Stonehenge and historical Bath.
Transfer to your hotel
You can take a taxi or the public bus to the city.
The hotel with 20 comfortable rooms stands in a row of a Georgian houses in Upper Berkeley Street. The shops on Oxford Street, Hyde Park, and the Marble Arch underground station are all just a few minuteswalk away. The centerpiece of the hotel is an elegant lounge with an open fireplace. The attentive staff will be glad to assist with the planning of daily activities.
Rental car pick-up
Company: AVIS United Kingdom
Vehicle: Ford Focus 1,6 or similar (CDMR)
Location: London Gatwick Airport
The guest house is located on the main road on the outskirts of the small village of Fishbourne. It is rated with four AA stars and ideal for exploring the English storybook landscape around Chichester, Goodwood and Bosham. The rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated and a beautiful garden is available to the guests. Good restaurants and pubs are nearby some of them within walking distance.
This historical hall house with a thatched roof was built around 1450 and has managed to survive 25 English monarchs and numerous wars. Today the inn is a listed heritage building (one of only 750 structures in Great Britain with the Grade II rating assigned to buildings of particular historical significance). Hosts Sheila and John will gladly offer suggestions for day trips to Dartmoor and vicinity. All three guest rooms are decorated in country style with a view of the gardens. Depending on the weather, guests can cuddle up in front of the granite fireplace or take a dip in the swimming pool.
The guesthouse is located on a cattle farm, in a quiet valley between the rolling hills of Cornwall. The listed building dates from the 17th Century and is surrounded by a colourful garden surrounded by dry stone walls, where birds twitter in the morning and the bats fly at night. In the neighbouring village, Menheniot, the Country Pub serves a good meal.
Set in the Wiltshire countryside, this house is the birthplace of Reverend Awdry, a well-known pastor and children's book author. As a child he was lying awake listening to the trains in the distance, wondering what kind of conversations they might have. Many years later these childhood memories were transformed into the worldfamous stories of Thomas the Tankengine. The current owners of the house, Mike and Fran have redecorated it with the help of a designer and turned it into a cozy B&B. Many original features are still about: the oak flooring or individual pieces of furniture. Those who wants to explore the area should seek advice from Mike. Bath is only 15 minutes by car and a bus runs directly from their doorstep.
Rental car drop-off
Location: London Heathrow Airport (T1-4)