Upon your arrival in London, Nathan will warmly greet you, be it at the airport or a central London hotel. Toast to the start of your English vacation with delightful, festive refreshments and Canapes aboard your luxurious vehicle. Once at Well Cottage, Laura’s delicious lunch awaits.
Spend the rest of the day unwinding, perhaps with a tranquil stroll in the countryside, taking a bath or nap, chatting to Laura as she prepares your dinner in the Cottage Kitchen or simply relaxing by the fire with a good book!
Tomorrows first exciting day of excursions await! Enjoy Dinner with your loved ones and get a good nights rest.
Immerse yourself in England’s rich past with a visit to the grand Corfe Castle, a millennium-old sentinel overlooking its namesake village.
Post exploration, stop for a classic pub lunch in Corfe Castles idyllic village pub before heading to Kingston Lacy, a Venetian-inspired manor with sprawling gardens awaiting your discovery.
Return to the warm and cosy festive Well Cottage. Take some time to rest, read, chat or play games while Laura delivers you mulled wine and mince pies to enjoy by the roaring fire. Finish your day with a delicious, 3 course evening before retiring at your leisure to your cosy bed and in the satisfying knowledge that tomorrows exciting itinerary awaits you.
Relish a leisurely morning, enjoy a later breakfast, time to read the paper, a nice countryside walk or even the perfect time to enjoy your complimentary spa treatments.
Following a delightful lunch in the garden room, we’ll head to the Longleat Estate. Explore the magnificent and historical grand house, tastefully decorated for a Christmas celebration! As the evening descends, let the magical ‘Festival of Lights’ enchant your imagination and fill your festive spirit as you wander the gardens with a warm mulled cider or hot chocolate in hand!
After a hearty breakfast at Well Cottage, our journey to Bath takes us through picturesque landscapes. Once there, the Bavarian Christmas market beckons with its array of handmade treasures. Delve into Bath’s ancient history with a visit to the Roman Baths. If you’re keen, a guided architectural tour can further enhance your experience and cover many of Baths ancient highlights. There will be time for some Christmas shopping and admiring the Christmas lights or high tea can be arranged at the popular Pump Rooms if you prefer something a little more relaxing.
Heading back to the cottage in comfort and style will have you home in time for a roaring fire and maybe a puzzle followed later on by a delicious dinner cooked by your private chef Laura.
Head of to bed for a dreamy nights sleep before tomorrows adventures begin.
A day of pure yuletide indulgence.
Start your day the right way with a mimosa or two and Nathan and Laura’s family traditional ham and eggs breakfast! followup with presents from under the tree and fun and games for all the family.
A sumptuous Christmas lunch with traditional Roast turkey and all the British roasty trimmings! For full festive cheers we’ll decorate the table, play some Christmas classics and of course break out the British Christmas crackers, all courtesy of your personal gourmet chef, Laura and waiter Nathan.
After a post lunch stroll round our local village, a visit to our charming local town of Shaftesbury offers iconic views of Gold Hill. Cap off the day with the enchanting Christmas evening at Stourhead House and Gardens where another spectacular light show will await you.
Head home to charcuterie, cheese and biscuits, sherry and brandy snaps to finish the day off perfectly.
Stunning on any other day, be part of a quintessential English Christmas street celebration.
The Sherborne Festive Shopping Day offers more than just shopping. It is a cultural feast of history and atmosphere.
Engage with festive stalls, delight in the Dorset Farmers market, and be captivated by choirs and the Sherborne Town Band. There will also be church services in the historic Abbey. Santa’s grotto and the Christmas Tree Festival promise merriment, while the day concludes with a parade and the grand illumination of festive lights.
It has do be seen to be believed. This is the essence of England.
Explore the stunning Salisbury Cathedral, an 800-year-old gothic marvel and home to the renowned Magna Carta.
Enjoy a classic cream tea before visiting the museum, showcasing the famed Amesbury Archer. Then on to the home of former Prime Minister, Sir Edward Heath. As dusk approaches, the twinkling lights of the Christmas market in the market square await.
Return home for more pampering and relaxation. With not a worry in the world you can indulge in the beauty of undisturbed time. Time to enjoy a dinner carefully crafted for you, time to laugh and enjoy with your friends and family, time to relax in whatever way you choose. This is your vacation after all.
Though your festive journey at Well Cottage draws to a close, Laura’s hearty breakfast ensures your day begins right. With no rush and in utmost comfort, Nathan will transport you to the airport. Our warmest wishes accompany you, hoping that our paths cross again – no matter the season!
We will say our heartfelt goodbyes, wish you a safe onward trip and hope to host you again in the not-too-distant future!