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Escorted At Home with Churchill

Escorted At Home with Churchill

Door to Door Escorted Services. Visit Chartwell, the beloved home of Sir Winston Churchill where the rooms remain much as they were when he lived there with pictures, books and personal mementos evoking the career and wide-ranging interests of Sir Winston, writer, amateur painter and family man. The magnificent hillside gardens reflect Sir Winston's love of the landscape and in his studio a collection of the canvasses that he painted are displayed.

At Home with Churchill

 

 

Visit Chartwell, the beloved home of Sir Winston Churchill where the rooms remain much as they were when he lived there with pictures, books and personal mementos evoking the career and wide-ranging interests of Sir Winston, writer, amateur painter and family man.  The magnificent hillside gardens reflect Sir Winston’s love of the landscape and in his studio a collection of the canvasses that he painted are displayed. Discover 11 acres of beautiful traditional English country garden at award winning Pashley Manor Gardens and then head to Royal Tunbridge Wells where the elegance and atmosphere of Georgian England remain. We visit the “loveliest Castle in the world”, Leeds Castle.  This magnificent 12th century castle rises majestically from the water of its moat and is surrounded by 500 acres of parkland and gardens.

 

Ashford International Hotel, Ashford****

A 4-star hotel offering spacious, comfortable bedrooms with tea/coffee facilities, hairdryer, TV, free wi-fi.  The stylish Horizon Bar and Restaurant is an elegant area where a seasonal menu and British cuisine using, where possible, locally sourced produce is served. There is a spa and health club and the hotel does have a lift.

 

Price includes

Door to door pick up service

Elite coach travel

Fully escorted tour with services of a Tour Manager

4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast

Entrance to Chartwell House and Gardens

Entrance to Pashley Manor Gardens and visit to Royal Tunbridge Wells

Entrance to Leeds Castle

 

5 days/ 4 nights

Day 1

Your holiday starts with a pick up from home by one of the vehicles from our Door to Door service which will bring you through to our coach. We'll stop for a couple of hours at Stamford before continuing our journey to the hotel, aiming to arrive late afternoon.

Day 2

Our excursion today is to Chartwell, the beloved home of Sir Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine. The rooms remain much as they were when they lived there with pictures, books, paintings and personal mementos evoking the career and wide-ranging interests of Sir Winston. The hillside gardens reflect Sir Winston's love of landscape and nature. They include the lakes he created, kitchen garden and The Marycot, a playhouse designed for his youngest daughter, Mary. He was an avid amateur painter, painting over 500 canvasses, and a large collection are housed at The Studio.

Day 3

We spend the morning at award winning, family-maintained Pashley Manor Gardens. You'll discover 11 acres of beautiful borders and vistas, all in the tradition of an English Country Garden. This afternoon, we head to Royal Tunbridge Wells, once a magnet for royalty and gentry, it's elegance and atmosphere still remain and where you'll find a wonderful selection of independent shops in The Pantiles, the famous colonnaded walkway.

Day 4

We make the short journey to visit "the loveliest castle in the world", Leeds Castle. This magnificent 12th century castle rises majestically from the water of its moat and is surrounded by 500 acres of parkland and gardens. The Castle has been a Norman stronghold, the home of 6 of England's medieval queens and a palace used by Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon.

Day 5

Leaving the hotel after breakfast, we begin our journey home stopping for a couple of hours in Cambridge. We'll leave early afternoon for the drop-off point where one of our Door to Door service vehicles will be waiting to take you home.

Please Note

Acklams Coaches reserve the right to amend the itinerary if circumstances dictate.

Ashford International Hotel, Ashford****

A 4-star hotel offering spacious, comfortable bedrooms with tea/coffee facilities, hairdryer, TV, free wi-fi.  The stylish Horizon Bar and Restaurant is an elegant area where a seasonal menu and British cuisine using, where possible, locally sourced produce is served. There is a spa and health club and the hotel does have a lift.

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