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Devon

April 15, 2024

Discover the delights of Devon with this six-day spring tour. Stay at two lovely hotels on the edge of Exmoor and Dartmoor and enjoy circular day drives to explore the best of the county. We have exclusive use of the second hotel, which will limit the tour size to just 12 cars.

With an abundance of natural beauty, culture and history spread out across intriguing towns, villages and moorland, Devon is the county for adventures and discovery.

Devon is also home to two National Parks, five areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO Geopark and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. That’s not even including the various nature reserves, Sites of Scientific Interest and of course, the bustling market towns and pretty villages. There are of course the two cities too – everywhere you look you’ll find ancient geology and fascinating history as well as inspiring art, delicious food & drink and a range of interesting museums and visits.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the rugged wilds and dramatic beauty of Exmoor & Dartmoor
  • Marvel at the privately-owned harbour village of Clovelly
  • Drive along the beautiful north Devon coast
  • Spend time discovering lovely little towns such as Totnes, Ilfracombe & Salcombe
  • Visit Buckfastleigh Abbey or Hartland Abbey
  • Indulge in a Devon cream tea or some Plymouth Gin
  • Discover National Trust properties such as Arlington Court, Knightshayes Court & Castle Drogo
  • Visit the Naval College at Dartmouth

Tour Map

Itinerary

Day 1:  Welcome to North Devon

Drive across north Devon to our first lovely hotel, a beautiful 18th-century manor house hotel. There will be welcome drinks followed by a fabulous dinner this evening.

Day 2:  Drive along the North Devon coast and around Exmoor

100 Miles

A gorgeous drive around Exmoor and along the north Devon coast, visiting Lynmouth, Porlock Weir and Dunster Castle. Drive back across Exmoor to the hotel for dinner.

Day 3:  A Scenic Drive to Dartmoor

124 Miles

Leave north Devon with a scenic drive around the north west coast, visiting the gorgeous beaches, pretty villages such as Clovelly. Spend the next four nights at a beautiful Jacobean manor hotel on the edge of Dartmoor where dinner is included each evening.

Day 4:  Tour of Dartmoor

103 Miles

A circular tour on north Dartmoor and on to the fascinating historic town of Totnes then along the Dart Valley to Dittisham and Dartmouth, home of the Royal Naval College. Take the ferry across the river and onto the the thriving fishing port of Brixham. Return the hotel via the tors and hills or Dartmoor.

Day 5:  Visit Buckland Abbey & Tamar Valley

71 Miles

Wind along the lovely Tamar Valley to Buckland Abbey, then across Dartmoor visiting the National Trust’s Castle Drogo, the last castle built in England and not quite a century old.

Day 6:  Explore South Devon and the Coast

128 Miles

A final day to explore the south Devon coast from Newton Ferrers to Salcombe and Slapton Sands. Head back across Dartmoor visiting Buckfast Abbey and return to the hotel for a final farewell dinner.

Day 7:  Depart for Home

Depart for home after a hearty breakfast.

Where we'll stay

Stay in two beautiful hotels for a total of six nights. The first two nights will be at a lovely 18th-century country house hotel packed with character and charm, tucked away on a peaceful hill in north Devon. It has a fabulous spa and pool to enjoy with stunning views across the Devon countryside.

The second hotel is a prestigious, family-run, luxury hideaway on the edge of Dartmoor. This Jacobean manor is steeped in history and beautifully furnished with antiques set amongst the period features, wood-panelled rooms and stucco ceilings. We have exclusive use of this hotel for the remaining four nights of the tour.

At both hotels enjoy meticulously prepared and beautifully presented food, sourced locally.

What's included

Requirements

This Devon Tour is open to classic, vintage and sports cars of any age. However, the most important requirement is that you take pleasure in motoring through fabulous scenery, deserving of the vehicles we love, relish character hotels and enjoy the company of like-minded travellers.

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