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Winter Break to Warners. Now Full

29th November 2021 (8:30am) - 3rd December 2021 (6:00pm)

Hi everyone, Unfortunately this is now full
Due to the success of the interest in the Guernsey holiday in September we have now secured  twin rooms at Warner’s Studley Castle in late November.  This is their grade 2 listed flag ship hotel in rural Warwickshire; which after a £50 million refurbishment opened in April 2019 and has excellent reviews.
Here are the details:
Martinis and Mistletoe Break
Monday 29th November to Friday 3rd December 2021
From June, Chrissie and Ray
Travel Committee ( Note - Please see full Itinerary below)

Please contact June on 01935 427640 or

Chrissie and Ray on 01935 420914 or email christine.hewitt66@sky.com

The Itinerary is as follows


WARNERS AT STUDLEY CASTLE 29TH NOVEMBER – 3RD  DECEMBER

5 DAY TOUR (HALF BOARD)

 

Monday - Day 1 – 29th November           

We will depart from the Westland Sports Club in Yeovil at 08.30 and travel north via the motorways making suitable stops along the way. En-route to the hotel we will make our way to the National Trust property, Packwood House, arriving at 11:30-11.45 for a stop for lunch and a walk around the house & gardens. Don’t forget to bring your National Trust Membership card.

 

Packwood House is a much-restored Tudor house, park and garden with notable topiary.

We will depart at 15:00 then continue to the Studley Castle Hotel, Warwick. We should arrive around 15:45. (All timings are approximate depending on traffic). This will give you plenty of time to freshen up for dinner and entertainment after your journey.

 

The culmination of a lifetime of dreams: salvaged objects and exotic pieces come together in a Jacobean meets Edwardian style. Beautiful, homely, warm and welcoming. We can't put it better than a visitor in the 1920s did: A house to dream of, and a garden to dream in. The house was originally built in the 16th century, yet its interiors were extensively restored between the First and Second World Wars by Graham Baron Ash to create a fascinating 20th-century evocation of domestic Tudor architecture.

 

Tuesday - Day 2 – 30th November

A full day at leisure at Studley Castle Hotel to enjoy the peaceful estate and its stunning scenery alongside the events that will be going on site throughout the day and evening.  Relax in the leisure suite, enjoy the spa and beauty treatments or just read a book in the peace and tranquility. Evening entertainment to be announced.

 

Wednesday - Day 3 – 1st December        

 

Today, in the morning we will visit Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre. Visitors don’t just walk through the Heritage Centre’s exhibition – they also embark on an incredible journey through medieval England via films, images and activities in eight hands-on galleries. They’ll have an insider’s view on how the Battle of Bosworth unfolded and hear stories from the characters who would have lived through it. There’s John, a battlefield archer, and the barber surgeon, who cut hair and amputated limbs. There’s also Henry Tudor’s stepfather, Lord Thomas Stanley, who only took Henry’s side once Richard III had succumbed to boggy ground and was fighting on foot. Visitors can also step into armour and try out an archer’s bow for a real-life taste of the horrors of medieval warfare.

 

In the afternoon we will spend time at Henley-in-Arden. Your exploration will start in the central Market Place, where you can also see the remains of a traditional 15th century market cross, and along the High Street which is notable for its length (more than one mile) and the high number of interesting buildings that line the street.

These include the church and two medieval buildings that are open to the public: the attractive Guild Hall, a half-timbered building with brick on the lower floor and wattle and daub on the upper floor, with a nice garden behind it (next to Saint John's Church); and the Joseph Hardy House, now the town Heritage centre and in part dating from the first half of the 14th century. Aside from these 'highlights' it is the combination of houses and styles that makes this Henley-in-Arden street so interesting, each house different from its neighbour and having something new to admire. Fittingly, the main part of the street falls between two traditional pubs, called the White Swan and the Black Swan.

There are also a good selection of traditional shops and cafes along the same street, as well as the locally famous Henley Ice Cream Parlour.

Thursday - Day 4 – 2nd December

Today we will spend the day at leisure in Coventry. There are so many things for you to see and do in Coventry. From music, theatre and festivals, to museums, Cathedrals and medieval history, the city has something for everyone. Home to rich history, ancient legends and an abundance of unique arts and culture, Coventry has an exciting future as the UK City of Culture 2021 and a host city for the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

 

Friday - Day 5 – 3rd December

 

This morning we will leave Warwick to travel back to Somerset via the motorway system, we will visit Dyrham Park near Bath where you can have lunch. We will depart from here at 15:30 to return to Yeovil by 17:00

 

Dyrham Park is a baroque country house in an ancient deer park near the village of Dyrham in South Gloucestershire, England. The house, attached orangery, stable block, and accompanying parish church are Grade I listed buildings, while the park is Grade II* listed on the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. The current house was built for William Blathwayt in stages during the 17th and early 18th centuries on the site of a previous manor house, with the final facade being designed by William Talman. It contains art works and furniture from around the world, particularly Holland, and includes a collection of Dutch Masters. The house is linked to the 13th-century church of St Peter, where many of the Blathwayt family are buried. The house is surrounded by 274 acres (111 ha) of formal gardens, and parkland which used to support a herd of fallow deer. The grounds, which were originally laid out by George London and later developed by Charles Harcourt Masters, include water features and statuary.

 

Your Hotel

 

We stay at the 3 star Studley Castle Hotel in Warwick. This is a Warners Leisure Hotel. A peaceful UK location and huge grounds to roam allow for lots of social space. Add dancing, live music, pools and spa treatments for fun and relaxation, still though with enhanced hygiene protocols remaining in place. Warner Breaks are a complete adult's only holiday package, including dinner, bed and breakfast, live entertainment and leisure activities.  By day you can just relax, enjoy one of our excursions or take part in the many activities including dancing, games and quizzes. Warner Breaks offer a range of activities such as archery, tennis and croquet. Have a swim in the heated swimming pool, relax in the spa pool, steam room and sauna or enjoy a beauty treatment. By night you can experience the spectacular shows with big stars and highly skilled in-house entertainers!

 

A variety of well-equipped bedrooms are available in a new bedroom extension, and are all equipped with television, tea / coffee making facilities, and hairdryer.

 

 

 

Prices:  £430

                         

Single Supplement – 5 single rooms are without supplement. Other single rooms will incur a supplement of £40 (subject to availability)

 

Additional Costs::           £12.50 for non NT members - Packwood House

                                    £13.00 for non NT members – Dyrham Park

                                   

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