Details Of Holiday From Christian Guild Hotels
Holiday Title:Petersfield Coach
Dates:15th Jul 2019 - 22nd Jul 2019
Brochure Code:00000
Leader(s):Gordon Churchill
Holiday Type:Coach Holiday
Ensuite Package Price:£680
Hotel:Sidholme Hotel
Contact Tel:01395 515104

Enjoy a hassle-free coach holiday, picking up from Liss, Petersfield, Alton, Basingstoke Railway Station, and Dorchester. Discover the delights of Devon, including Exeter, Knightshayes Court, and Powderham Castle. (If you are a member, please bring your National Trust pass with you.)


Enjoy a hassle- free coach holiday, picking up from Liss, Petersfield, Alton, Basingstoke Railway Station, and Dorchester.


Please bring your National Trust Membership card and your bus pass if you have them, and for those intending to walk during the holiday, please bring suitable footwear and clothing.

Monday 15th July. Please note the following departure times:

08.30 Petersfield. Station Road Methodist Church

08.45 Liss. Tesco

09.10 Alton. All Saints Church

09.35 Basingstoke. Railway Station

11.00 (approx) for comfort/coffee stop

Arr 12.30 Dorchester. Bridport Road Car Park. Dep 14.00

16.00 (Approx) arrival at Sidholme Hotel. Tea & Biscuits while cases are conveyed to rooms.

20.15 your hosts will go over the programme for the week and answer any questions you may have, followed by a short social time.

Tuesday 16th July

09.15 Today we travel first, for a brief coffee stop, to Tiverton Wharf, part of the Grand Western Canal constructed in 1796. Then on to the Gothic Revival House, Knighthayes Court, a National Trust Property with one of the best examples of a walled Victorian Kitchen Garden, now fully restored. We depart 16.00

20.15 Evening Entertainment

Wednesday 17th July

09.15 Powderham Castle is our destination today, a fortified Manor House on the banks of the River Exe. We have a guided tour of the house and time to explore another Victorian Walled Garden, also the rose garden with views across the Deer Park and to the river. We depart at 14.00 for the short journey to Dawlish, departing there at 16.15

20.15 Evening Entertainment

Thursday 18th July

Our drivers day off, so you are free to explore Sidmouth, follow Gordon on a guided walk, or go for a local bus ride. Please ask your host or leader for more information.

Friday 19th July

09.15 Our coach takes us north to Woody Bay and the Lynton & Barnstable Railway which opened in 1898 and ran for 19 miles between those two towns before closure in 1935. Following our nostalgic steam train ride we depart at 13.45 and visit Lynton and Lynmouth before our journey back to Sidholme.

20.15 Evening Entertainment

Saturday 20th July

09.15 Today we travel along the South Coast to the 1920’s Arts & Crafts style National Trust property, Coleton Fishacre, the former home of the D’Oyly Carte family. Time to explore the house and RHS accredited garden with tranquil ponds and rare, tender, and exotic plants. Departing at 14.00 we drive to Brixham. We depart there at 16.15

20.15 Evening Entertainment

Sunday 21st July

09.00 An earlier start as we make for Exeter for the 10.00 service at the Cathedral. There are other Churches nearby and of course the museum and all the many shops. Following the service, Gordon will lead a walk through the city and down to the river. Our coach will depart at 16.15

20.15 Evening Entertainment

Monday 22nd July

07.30 Cases outside rooms please for staff to convey them to our coach.

09.00 Or as near as we can make it, we depart for our homes via the various pick-ups, with food and comfort stops. You’re Host and Leader, and also the Management of Sidholme Hotel hope you have enjoyed your stay at Sidholme and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Please note- bookings can now be made for the holiday next year. It will be at Willersley Castle Hotel from Saturday 18th to Saturday 25th July 2020.

An exciting programme of daily excursions in and around Derbyshire has already been planned. Please phone the hotel to make your reservation 01629 582270

Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information