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.
Rental car pick-up
Broker: Sunny Cars
Vehicle: Mietwagen Sunnycars
Rate: Sunnycars (Stand: 24.05.2019): AB – Vauxhall Corsa /AC/2dr oder ähnlich, All-in/FF/AD
Location: London Heathrow
This piece of property originally belonged to a chivalric order and was later enclosed by a high wall. The manor house was built 300 years ago and is among the oldest of its kind in the Eastbourne area. Mabel Lucie Attwell, the artist and illustrator of “Peter Pan,” lived here for a time. Today, guests come from around the world to enjoy the house and the gardens. Wendy, a garden enthusiast, purchased the property and turned it into a B&B that has quite appropriately been given a five-star rating. She will take your wishes into consideration when she prepares the English breakfast and is happy to give you ideas for excursions into the surrounding area.
At the end of a long private road lies the imposing country estate in Tudor style, with its crenellated roof reminiscent of a castle. Due to its exposed location on a hill on the edge of the moor, it offers sweeping views over the surrounding countryside with gardens, forests and the Wray Valley. The interior of the house convinces with a harmonious mixture of modern and traditional elements – a style that is also continued in the seven guest rooms, which are spread over two floors. On the ground floor there is the kitchen with breakfast room, the dining room and a fireplace room, on the upper floor there are three guest rooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a living room. In the garden with a pond, fruit trees and a thatched pavilion you can take nice walks or simply relax. In total, the property, which also includes farmed land, covers about 100 hectares. Hostess Lily does not live in the house herself, but her mother does, taking care of the guests' questions and wishes.
This award-winning hideaway near St. Austell is surrounded by a beautiful swath of the southern English landscape near the Roseland Peninsula. The rooms are located in cottages surrounding a central lawn. The interior furnishings eschew Victorian embellishment in favor of a skillful combination of fabrics, colors and patterns. The lounge, where you can chat with guests or with your friendly hosts next to a crackling fire, is a great place to visit on cold days.
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
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.
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