Sunday 10th/Monday 11th February 2019











We make our way to Bournemouth with coffee stop enroute.

A choice of some retail therapy or optional visit (£6.50) to

 Russell Cotes Art Gallery & Museum.

In 1901 Merton Russell-Cotes gave his wife Annie a dream house on a cliff-top, overlooking the sea.

It was an extraordinary, extravagant birthday present – lavish, splendid, and with a touch of fantasy.  They filled this exotic seaside villa with beautiful objects from their travels across the world, and lined the walls with a remarkable collection of British art, creating a unique atmosphere in a most dramatic setting.

A home, an art gallery, and a museum. Then they sealed it in time, and gave it to the future.

Our hotel in Bournemouth is the Best Western Hotel Royale

There is a small indoor pool but you have to go outside to access.



After a leisurely breakfast  we make our way to Kingston Lacey

(National Trust) where the ground floor rooms will be open and hopefully the snowdrops out.

After we will visit the sub-tropical gardens at Abbotsbury where the micro-climate should have some early flowering plants.


Included in the price of the break

Coach travel with pickups Newton Abbot, Greenhill Way route Kingsteignton & Exeter Services

Dinner Bed & Breakfast @ BW Royale Hotel Bournemouth

Visit to Abbotsbury Sub tropical gardens

* Visit to National Trust Kingston Lacey (free with NT membership)

Optional visit (£6.50) to Russell Cotes Museum & Gallery


Cost £69.00 per person sharing


Please note insurance is not included