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Cornish Smugglers & Novelists

Cornish Smugglers & Novelists

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During this captivating holiday in Cornwall, we stay in Newquay, voted one of the nation’s favourite seaside towns perched on Cornwall’s Atlantic cliffs. William Golding once lived here, the author of the ‘Lord of the Flies’. We visit Jamaica Inn on the Bodmin Moors where Daphne Du Maurier was inspired by her love of Cornwall by writing several famous novels including ‘Jamaica Inn’. Visit St. Mawes where one Cornish man, John Carter from Breage, nicknamed the ‘King of Prussia’ used this harbour as one of secret smuggling coves. Visit Perranporth, where Winston Graham once lived, the author of the famous series ‘Poldark’ and enjoy a coach tour of the dramatic North Cornish coastline where the famous novelist and poet Thomas Hardy met his wife. 

Day 1

Depart home area making suitable refreshment stops. Time to freshen up before we meet up in the bar at 6pm for a glass of Cornish cider followed by our evening meal.

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Day 2

This morning visit the award-winning Skinners Brewery which offers a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes, followed by a tutored beer tasting in the brewery’s tap room. Afterwards we visit Truro, Cornwall’s county town and only city. The compact streets are home to an impressive array of independent shops. Time here to obtain lunch and spend free time before returning to our hotel for time to relax or enjoy the leisure facilities before our traditional fish and chip supper.

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Day 3

This morning enjoy a scenic coastal coach tour of ‘Poldark’ country. We travel to St. Ives and have some time to explore, then continue via St. Agnes to Perranporth for a quick stop before returning to our hotel for an included Cornish cream tea. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. After dinner tonight there will be live Cornish entertainment in the Bay Bar.

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Day 4

Today enjoy a scenic coach ride of the north Cornwall coastline. Our first stop is the charming village of Padstow situated at the head of the Camel River. We continue along the coastal road to Launceston for free time and lunch to be obtained. We return to our hotel via the Bodmin Moors and stop at the famous Jamaica Inn, Cornwall’s most famous smugglers inn. Tonight, is our 5-course taster menu, sampling Cornish seafood with a glass of Camel Valley sparkling wine.

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Day 5

Return to home area making suitable refreshment stops en-route.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

FISTRAL BEACH HOTEL & SPA ****

Located in a hillside setting with sweeping views over Fistral Bay and only a 10 minute walk to Fistral Beach. This 4-star hotel has airy modern rooms equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel boasts stunning spa facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, sauna, and steam room, you could even treat yourself to a massage during your stay.

 

PRICE INCLUDES;

  • 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast

  • Cornish cream tea

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • 2 nights of evening entertainment in hotel

  • Glass of Cornish cider

  • Visit to Skinners Brewery

  • Coach excursions as described

  • Fully escorted by Karen Kirby 

 

GROUP BOOKINGS

If you book 20 places all together on a day excursion, short break or holiday ONE GOES FREE

 

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Barking Station Parade, IG11 8TU
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Barkingside Fullwell Cross, Bus Stop A - IG6 2EA
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Basildon Cherrydown East Bus Stop, Basildon
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Brentwood Brentwood, Outside The Dairyman
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Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop, London Road
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Chelmsford Victoria Road Victoria Road CM1 1JR
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Collier Row White Hart Lane - Bus Stop out Tythe Court RM7 8LZ
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Corringham Town Centre Gordon Road, Bus Stop opposite Colbourne Close
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Cranham Front Lane/Moor Lane Junction Bus Stop RM14 1XJ
Outside Restaurant Opp. Car Park
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Dagenham Church Elm Lane, Bus Stop L - RM10 9QS
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Depot Depot, Princess Road, Rayleigh
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Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
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Harold Wood Bus Stop A, Gubbins Lane, RM3 0DR
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Hockley Spa Hockley Spa, Bus Stop outside the Library
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Holiday Inn, Brentwood Holiday Inn Brentwood
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Hornchurch. Hornchurch Town Centre, outside Sutton Arms
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Hutton Hutton, Bus Stop just past the Chequers Pub
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Ilford Ilford, Bus Stop outside 6 Clements Road, IG1 1BA
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Kavanaghs Rd Kavanaghs Road/London Road, Brentwood
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Palace Theatre Palace Theatre Bus Stop
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Pitsea Outside Gala Bingo Hall, Pitsea
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Queensway Queensway Bus Stop (Behind the Odeon Cinema)
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Rayleigh Stn Rayleigh Railway Station
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Romford St Edwards Way - Bus Stop H - RM1 3DQ
Out: Romford Shopping Hall
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Sadlers Farm Bus Stop on A13, just before Sadlers Farm
roundabout, nr Romsey Road
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Shenfield Stn Shenfield Station, outside Barclays Bank
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Shepherd & Dog Crays Hill Shepherd & Dog, Crays Hill
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Shotgate Shotgate Post Office
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South Green Grange Parade Bus Stop, South Green, Billericay
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Stanford Rookery Corner Rookery Corner Stanford
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Sun Corner Sun Corner London Road - Billericay
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Thames Drive Thames Drive Bus Stop
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The Elms Bus Stop outside Elms Public House, Leigh on Sea
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The Oak Grays The Oak Public House, Lodge Lane, Grays
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Thorpe Bay Stn Thorpe Bay Station, Acacia Drive (opp Station)
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Thurrock Services, Thurrock Services Coach Park, RM16 3BG
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Upminster Bus Stop M, St Mary's Lane- Upminster
Outside St.Laurence Church RM14 2QJ
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Vic Hse Cnr, Rayleigh Rd Vic House Corner, (Rayleigh Road)
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Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh
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White Horse White Horse,Southchurch Road, Southend
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Whittinghams Grg Whittinghams Garage, opp Rochford Railway Station
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Wickford Halls Corner, opposite Police Station, Wickford
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Woodford Green Snakes Lane East, Bus Stop R - IG8 7HU
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