Royal Castle Hotel – Dartmouth
Our highly recommended, top rated and perfect departure point due to its location in the heart of the South Hams. The hotel is of the early Georgian style but with a Victorian façade. Originally built as two separate merchant houses, it has a “glassed-in courtyard”, a winding wooden staircase, 20 antique spring bells above reception and the original coaching horn.
In the past, the hotel located on the waterfront had the distinction of hosting Queen Victoria, Sir Francis Drake, and Mary (who later became Mary II of England). However, like the Royal Seven Stars you will not be paying Royal prices. We meet here 30 minutes before departure for morning coffee.
Royal Seven Stars Hotel – Totnes
Our highly recommended and exclusive accommodation for Totnes is a charming olde-worlde former coaching inn, situated right in the heart of this Elizabethan riverside town. It provides a unique opportunity for evening entertainment as local acoustic artists play in either of the atmospheric bars. A great place to return for a night cap after a very unique tour.
Many famous people have enjoyed hospitality here including Edward V! Daniel Defoe and Royal Princes whilst training at Dartmouth Naval College. But like the Royal Castle Hotel you wont be paying Royal prices. We meet here 30 minutes before departure for morning coffee.
Grand Hotel – Torbay
Our highly recommended accommodation for Torbay is The Grand Hotel. For olde-worlde grandeur, traditional British charm, striking Victorian architecture, elegant interiors and fantastic seafront location, the Grand Hotel has been Torquay’s landmark hotel for over 130 years. Overlooking one of the finest bays, and surrounded by 22 miles of spectacular Devon coastline.
The Grand Hotel is our departure point for Torbay due to its perfect location and easy access to the Railway for those who wish to travel without a carbon footprint. They have welcomed guests such as music legends the Rolling Stones and “Queen of Crime” Agatha Christie. For those not staying at the Grand Hotel we meet 30 minutes before departure for coffee and return here for a night cap.
Cary Arms – Inn and Spa on the Beach – Torbay
The Inn on the Beach – exuding charm, fun and all the values of a good English inn with the style and comfort of a boutique hotel. We have teamed up with The Cary Arms due to their luxury rooms and unique location tucked away in the quaint old fishing village of Babbacombe Bay. It has one of the quietest and least spoilt beaches in Torbay.
Sitting in a sheltered and sunny spot that is in as outstanding setting and views are breathtaking from the chic rooms and cute cottages. The Cary Arms is named after the influential local family that owned much of the land at Cockington, St Marychurch and Babbacombe. The village of Babbacombe began here, a small cluster of fisherman’s cottages clinging to the cliff. Guests staying here will be shuttled to the Grand.
The Salcombe Harbour Hotel and Spa
Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa, is already being recognised as one of the most desirable waterside hotels in the UK. This chic new luxury spa hotel takes in the panoramic vista, overlooking one of the most dramatic coastlines. Wake up to exceptional views, as you slide open your balcony doors. This is a getaway for all seasons that doesn’t shut up shop just because the temperature drops.
A hub of calm, this luxurious four-star hotel is just the location for our unique South Hams Safari tours. Due to its position right next to the harbour we are able to depart and return by boat. The exterior is all twinkling glass and Riviera-style decking while inside the mood is Boathouse meets High-end Yacht Club! Think clean, wooden panelling, rope detailing and vintage fishing paraphernalia. Sensor pad lighting and an in-room smart tablet for hotel info help give things a boutique edge. We met here 30 minutes before departure.