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This well known and much loved Grade ll listed manor house is set in vast gardens in the heart of the Somerset cider countryside, and was the setting for the hit TV series ‘To the Manor Born’.   Hundreds of years ago, it played host to nearly two centuries of landed gentry and you could only be a guest here if you received an engraved invitation, nowadays your invitation comes from Bibby’s. As with all Warner hotels the evening entertainment is first class so expect an exciting variety of live performances.

Your Holiday Package Includes:

4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast           

Luxury coach travel                                                               

Services of experienced tour driver

Full entertainment programme

EXCURSIONS – including entry to Forde Abbey House & Gardens

Your Holiday Accommodation:

The **** CRICKET ST THOMAS HOTEL is an elegant regency mansion set in 160 acres of landscaped parkland. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, tea making facilities, hairdryer, safe and Wi-Fi. The restaurant serves a wide variety of cuisine. There is a lift.

PLEASE NOTE: The bedrooms are purpose built and adjoin the main house, the property is very large and spread out and some walking is involved to the main reception and restaurant areas. If you have mobility problems and are unable to walk distances, then this tour is not for you.

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Date : July 15, 2024

Depart for Chard

Travel via the main roads and motorways to Chard in Somerset for 4 nights half board accommodation at Cricket St Thomas Hotel.


Date : July 16, 2024

Tour along the Jurassic Coast & Sidmouth

We enjoy a tour along the Jurassic Coast, including the regency town of Sidmouth with its dramatic cliffs, fresh sea air and abundance of attractions.


Date : July 17, 2024

Free day

There will be a free day to enjoy all the facilities on offer at Cricket St Thomas.


Date : July 18, 2024

Forde Abbey House & Gardens

We visit Forde Abbey House & Gardens, a privately owned former Cistercian monastery. The house has a collection of tapestries woven from cartoons drawn by Raphael for the Sistine Chapel. The landscape gardens are fit for the house that they surround, from the productive Kitchen Garden, to the Arboretum, Rock Garden, Herbaceous Borders, Bog Garden, and Woodland Garden. We return to the hotel or continue to the market town of Chard.


Date : July 19, 2024

Return home

Return home via the main roads and motorways, arriving early evening.


Single supplement – None (but few singles available)

Signature Twin/Double Room supplement – £30.00 per person


£30.00 per person

Coach Seating Plan