Day 1: We board our Executive coach at the four pick-up points in the Kingston area and make our journey north for our lunch stop at Moseley Old Hall (NT) – an atmospheric Elizabethan farmhouse that saved a King. Find out about the dramatic story of King Charles II hiding from Cromwell’s troops after he fled the Battle of Worcester in 1651. After lunch we continue to Cumbria where we check into our 3* AA Cumbria Grand Hotel at Grange over Sands for four nights on half-board basis.
Day 2: Today is dedicated to a guided tour of the stunning Lake District. We will visit many areas of outstanding beauty and small villages, steeped in character and history: Hawkshead and Beatrix Potter Gallery (NT) and Hilltop (NT), Beatrix Potter’s 17th century farmhouse, Grasmere and 400 year
old Dove Cottage, once home of the famous poet William Wordworth.
Day 3: This morning we will board the Windermere Lake Cruise for a 40 minute cruise to Bowness. After lunch we visit Holker Hall & Gardens, the family home of Lord and Lady Cavendish. This is a delightful family home with fine displays of antique furniture and art.
Day 4: Today we start by visiting Kendal with its many historical buildings, castles, bridges and a street market on a Wednesday. In the afternoon we visit Sizergh Castle and Gardens (NT).
Day 5: This morning we check out of the hotel and on our way home we stop at Leighton Hall. Stepping inside this house is like taking a step back in time, but it still retains the atmosphere of a family home. An enthusiastic guide will reveal the Gillow Reynolds’ family history and habits. Each room from the Gothic Hall to the principle bedroom and the charming library has some interesting secret to reveal or tale to tell. Why is there a lock of James II’s hair in the Drawing room, and why is the table in the hall shaped like a daisy? A light lunch is included here before we retrace our steps homeward.
Date: 17th – 21st September 2017
8.30 am. – Kingston, High Street,
opposite The Rose Theatre 8.40 am. – Surbiton, outside
Coronation Hall Pub
8.50 am. – Surbiton, Ewell Road, Bus
stop ‘Telephone Exchange’ 9.00 am. – Tolworth – Bus stop ‘J
Princes Avenue’ – outside ‘Our Lady Immaculate’
Cost: £499.00 pp Half-board, sharing a twin/double bedroom
Included: All entrance fees (except to NT properties) plus 1 light lunch on day 5
Single room Supplement: £39.00 (4 nights)
Deposit: £85.00 pp (non-refundable) Balance due by 04.08.2017
Travel Insurance: £30.00 (No upper age limit – conditions apply)
For a detailed booking form please complete the attached application form and send it together with a stamped addressed envelope – not too small, please – to Gisela Zürcher-Feiß, 37, The Byeways, Surbiton KT5 8HT – Phone 020 8399 4990
If you do not give an email address please enclose a stamped, self- addressed envelope.
The beautiful Lake Distric application form