New accommodation for 2024!
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Prices per person, based on two people sharing a room:
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Tucked away in the glorious countryside of East Devon, this holiday offers everything that the idyllic rural retreat should. You’ll be staying within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by blissfully peaceful country vistas and just a short drive away from Colyton. Once known as ‘the most rebellious town in Devon,’ nowadays this is a tranquil spot where you can enjoy cream teas and a vintage tram ride by the River Coly.
Local attractions include the gorgeous, quintessentially British surrounding villages and towns — like Honiton, famous for its lace and pottery — and Jurassic Coast beaches, as well as the general splendour of the area’s rolling hills and long winding rivers.
Accommodation — New for 2024
Once the dairy barn on a bustling Devon farm, Hill View is aptly named for its exquisite views out over the undulating green countryside that surrounds it. It’s a homey blend of rustic charm and modern conveniences, with a warm, bright, and roomy shared living area that opens out onto a wide lawn via French doors. In colder weather, the cosy glow of the double-sided wood-burning stove can be enjoyed both from the sofas and from the dining table.
The bedrooms are light and fresh, with charming accents that hark back to the building’s original function as a milking shed. One bedroom is on the ground floor and contains an ensuite wetroom; the three on the first floor are accessed by a small staircase of four steps and contain ensuite shower rooms, in which the showers may need to be accessed by a small step. All rooms are ‘zip and link’, meaning the beds can be made up as either two Twins or one King.
In this popular holiday destination there’s lots to enjoy, from soaking up the beautiful countryside views to cruising over the waves along the coast. For lovers of nature, Bicton Park Botanical Gardens contains everything from a mini-golf course to a Tropical House, while a peaceful afternoon at the nearby Donkey Sanctuary is the perfect chance to befriend an animal well known for being gentle and playful by nature. Finally, one mustn’t forget to indulge in the all-important Devon cream tea — traditionally cream before jam in this part of England!
Every holiday with Dementia Adventure is unique! Your itinerary may vary depending on the date, and will be released to you in good time before your departure — usually about two to three weeks prior.
If you would like to get an idea of the kinds of activities that may be in store for you, see the example itinerary below. However, please note that this example is just a mock-up based on past years’ schedules, and does not constitute your final itinerary.
|Morning||Visit the Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth||A boat trip and a wander around Exmouth||Tour Bicton Park Gardens on its Wooden Railway||Travel to Heron Farm for a late brunch|
|Afternoon||Arrival and a light café lunch, before heading back to the accommodation to unpack and settle in||Café lunch before setting off on a vintage tram trip on the Seaton Tramway, travelling through nature reserves with wildlife spotting galore||Lunch at a seafood restaurant with views over the ocean, then some relaxation time at the accommodation||Picnic lunch, time to explore the park, and then a traditional Devon cream tea||Explore the vineyard, farmshop, and feed the Ouessant sheep|
|Evening||Enjoy a home-cooked evening meal at the accommodation||Enjoy a home-cooked evening meal at the accommodation||Enjoy a home-cooked evening meal at the accommodation||Enjoy a home-cooked evening meal at the accommodation|
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