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Cruise, Stream and a Botanical Dream

Mottisfont Estate

Based at a stunning forest retreat with Beaulieu village on the doorstep, we enjoy a perfect New Forest experience

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A CRUISE, A STEAM & A BOTANICAL DREAM

 

9 – 13 May 2022

Monday - Friday

5 Days

From £599

 

Based at a stunning forest retreat with Beaulieu village on the doorstep, we enjoy a perfect New Forest experience, including Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway, Buckler’s Hard, Mottisfont and the coastal town of Lymington.

 

HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

 

Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway   |   Salisbury   |   Mottisfont Estate   |   Buckler’s Hard   |   Beaulieu River Cruise   |   Lymington

 

DAY ONE – Arrival

We depart from your home and travel south to our hotel with time to relax before dinner this evening.

 

DAY TWO – Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

This morning, we visit Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway, created by the Rothschild family and home to a host of exotic plants. We are greeted by a senior staff member for a talk on the history of the gardens and the family. We enjoy a journey on the steam railway that travels around the gardens, with time here for lunch before returning to our hotel.

 

DAY THREE – Salisbury & Mottisfont Estate

We visit Salisbury this morning, with free time to explore this medieval city. In the afternoon we travel to Mottisfont, a romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens with a medieval priory at its heart.

 

DAY FOUR – Buckler’s Hard, River Cruise & Lymington

Today, we visit Buckler’s Hard, where we step back in time to the 18th century with a guided tour of this historic naval shipbuilding centre, famous for having built warships for Nelson’s navy. Located on the beautiful Beaulieu River, we also embark on a 30-minute river cruise to learn of the history and wildlife found in its picturesque banks. This afternoon, we travel to the coastal town of Lymington where we enjoy some free time before returning to our hotel.

 

DAY FIVE – Departure

After breakfast we depart our hotel and make our journey home with comfort stops en route.

 

YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • Luxury coach travel

  • Home pick-up

  • 4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

  • Porterage

  • Welcome tea/coffee

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Admission to Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

  • Admission to Mottisfont Estate & Gardens

  • Buckler’s Hard guided tour & river cruise.

 

BEAULIEU HOTEL, BEAULIEU HAMPSHIRE

Formerly a coaching inn, the Beaulieu Hotel is in the stunning New Forest National Park near the small village of Beaulieu and is surrounded by beautiful open heathland and New Forest wildlife. Expect warm hospitality and exceptional service to be provided by the friendly team. The 39 bedrooms are comfortable with a homely feel, and most are located within the main building with lift access, but there are also rooms located within an annexe next door, with several more rooms on the ground floor. The cosy restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere as does the welcoming bar at the front of the hotel. The hotel also owns the characterful pub next door and there is a small indoor heated swimming pool.

DAY ONE

We depart from your home and travel south to our hotel with time to relax before dinner this evening.

D

DAY TWO

This morning, we visit Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway, created by the Rothschild family and home to a host of exotic plants. We are greeted by a senior staff member for a talk on the history of the gardens and the family. We enjoy a journey on the steam railway that travels around the gardens, with time here for lunch before returning to our hotel.

B, D

DAY THREE

We visit Salisbury this morning, with free time to explore this medieval city. In the afternoon we travel to Mottisfont, a romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens with a medieval priory at its heart.

B, D

DAY FOUR

Today, we visit Buckler's Hard, where we step back in time to the 18th century with a guided tour of this historic naval shipbuilding centre, famous for having built warships for Nelson's navy. Located on the beautiful Beaulieu River, we also embark on a 30-minute river cruise to learn of the history and wildlife found in its picturesque banks. This afternoon, we travel to the coastal town of Lymington where we enjoy some free time before returning to our hotel.

B, D

DAY FIVE

After breakfast we depart our hotel and make our journey home with comfort stops en route.

B

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

Luxury coach travel

Home pick-up

4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Porterage

Welcome tea/coffee

Tea/coffee after dinner

Admission to Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

Admission to Mottisfont Estate & Gardens

Buckler’s Hard guided tour & river cruise.

 

BEAULIEU HOTEL, BEAULIEU HAMPSHIRE

Formerly a coaching inn, the Beaulieu Hotel is in the stunning New Forest National Park near the small village of Beaulieu and is surrounded by beautiful open heathland and New Forest wildlife. Expect warm hospitality and exceptional service to be provided by the friendly team. The 39 bedrooms are comfortable with a homely feel, and most are located within the main building with lift access, but there are also rooms located within an annexe next door, with several more rooms on the ground floor. The cosy restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere as does the welcoming bar at the front of the hotel. The hotel also owns the characterful pub next door and there is a small indoor heated swimming pool.

 

Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis and are limited. If no single supplement applies this is limited to the tour single room allocation and therefore additional cost may apply.  Prices displayed are per person unless otherwise stated. If door-to-door pick-up is included there may be additional charges for out of area. Itineraries and hotel inclusions may be subject to change. Covid-19 restrictions may apply.

 

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