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Ilfracombe in Bloom

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To get you started on your journey, please find below our suggested itinerary for this tour. We've also suggested attraction visits (at an extra charge) to make your tour even more memorable.

Please note the below are only suggestions and all attractions and fixtures offered are subject to availability.


Day 1

Coach pick-up from your bowls club and proceed to the idyllic harbour town of Ilfracombe and settle in at the family-owned Osborne Hotel before proceeding to your first fixture at the local and friendly llfracombe Bowls Club


Day 2

Take a leisurely coach tour through the neighbouring Exmoor National Park for stunning landscapes, tranquil river valleys and rolling moorland.  

In the afternoon, proceed to Combe Martin Bowls Club with bar and refreshments.


Day 3

Today, perhaps you head south to Barnstaple with a stop at Arlington Court, a fascinating Regency country house before proceeding to Rock Park Bowls Club for an afternoon fixture with bar and refreshments.


Day 4

Depart after breakfast for a leisurely trip back home.


The Osborne Hotel

Location : The Osborne Hotel, Wilder Rd, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9AQ

BTCR: 8.0/10

The Hotel boasts a wealth of sporting and leisure activities close by. The location is popular with golfing, clay shooting and fishing parties, with several local organisers providing organised trips and equipment hire to hotel guests for reduced rates. Boats to Lundy Island depart from the quay, a short walk from the hotel, giving nature enthusiasts with the ideal opportunity to study the local wildlife; whilst walkers will enjoy some of the finest country and coastal paths the Southwest has to offer. We have a small car park, subject to availability.

The Hotel itself is ideally situated to explore Ilfracombe. The Tunnels Beaches within 1 minute walk away and the Landmark Theatre and seafront just a short 5 minute walk. The heritage Harbour & Quay are all on a level walk from the Hotel and it's from here that you can catch the boat to Lundy or take a pleasure cruise along North Devons rugged but spectacular coastline. If you feel that you wish to sit and take in the views around the harbour there are many pubs and restaurants where you can sit and watch the world go by. The busy town centre is a short distance away where you will find a busy farmers market and lots of independent high street retailers offering lots of variety. 

  • The hotel has a working lift to all floors
  • Porterage is included in the rate
  • Full hot and cold breakfast
  • Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

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Arlington Court

Exceptionally well-preserved Regency house and impressive collection of horse-drawn carriages, set in a picturesque garden.

An unexpected jewel on the edge of Exmoor, the estate has been home to the Chichester family for more than 500 years. Arlington Court’s collection consists of treasures for all tastes, from model ships to shells, collected over several generations. The house itself, built in 1823 and extended in 1860, has an austere facade. However, inside the cosy rooms purvey a homely, family atmosphere. The Carriage Museum in the stables has a vehicle for every occasion from cradle to grave. Currently on loan from the Houses of Parliament is the Speaker’s State Coach, a glorious, gilded carriage serving the powerful and their esteemed guests for more than 300 years.

  • Enjoy a ride on a steam locomotive through the Severn Valley, with an option of Afternoon Tea.


Package Rate : From £289.00 per person

Package Dates : Dates On Request

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This beautiful harbour town’s coastal charm is reflected in its Blue Flag award winning beaches, secluded coves and historic harbour - this is a bowls destination not to miss out on.

What you get:

  • 3 or 4 nights’ Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  • Dinner in Private Room on the final night
  • 6 single rooms at no supplement
  • 4 or 5 days' coach hire
  • 3 mixed, 6 rinks fixtures
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits at all matches

Dates: Dates On Request
Rate from: £289.00 pp / £45.00 SRS pp
BTCR BT Rating : 8.0/10

FREE glass of wine for each person

when you book this tour online.


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