One of our favourite products that we offer here at English Cottage Vacation is our ‘7 night set itinerary’ package. We have hand picked all your favourite excursions in our area and made them part of a one price package in which you can sample the best England has to offer.
While it includes all of the luxury attributes our bespoke packages offer, such as our outstanding 24 hour VIP service, a full spectrum of deliciously tailored food and drinks, quintessential cottage accommodation, personal driver, luxury vehicle etc etc, it offers an extremely popular, set selection of experiences and excursions for a set price.
If this sounds like something that might suit you, here is what your set week of excursions and activities with us will look like…
Prices start from $4,500.00 USD per person per week.
Arrive at the airport or we’ll meet you at a London hotel; no matter the time, we will be there waiting for you and ready to begin the relaxing journey to Well Cottage with a refreshing glass of champagne and a selection of canapes – only the best way to start your luxurious vacation!
Settle in to the cottage with a cup of tea (or something a little stronger) unpack and get over the jet lag by sitting in the garden and listen to the birds sing or go for a countryside walk. Look forward to your first delicious evening meal prepared by your personal chef Laura
The old market town of Sherborne is truly a wonderful little place and it is great to visit on your first day after a nice relaxing breakfast. You can visit the old castle as soon as we arrive, then move around to the ‘new’ 16th century castle afterwards. Once your interior tour is complete a nice lunch picnic in the gardens will follow before heading off into the town to explore the beautiful abbey. Then return back to the cottage for cocktail hour in the garden.
Let’s enjoy the relaxing 45 minute journey through the Dorset countryside until we reach the 1000 year old Corfe Castle, which was once a royal residence. The village of which the now ruined castle overlooks is very charming and a great place to get a cream tea or enjoy a ride on the steam train.
After lunch on the way back to the cottage we will visit Kingston Lacy, an elegant 17th century Italian inspired country mansion set amongst formal and mature gardens.
Let’s head for the beautiful Roman city of Bath today for a full day of exploring. After the 1 hour trip through the counties of Wiltshire and Somerset we will arrive in time to ensure you have time to visit the Royal Crescent, Great Pulteney Street, Pulteney Bridge including the weir, The Circus, Bath Abbey and of course the Roman Baths museum including the old Pump room. Once you have completed your checklist of things to do we will head home for another wonderful cocktail hour and/or a cream tea.
No visit to the Dorset countryside would not be complete without a day closer to home to enjoy our local area and amenities.
Start off the day with your complimentary spa treatment after breakfast;
There are endless walks to take advantage of so pop on the wellies that we provide and follow the footpath signs across the fields, or jump on our bicycles and pick up the Dorset cycle network. How about visiting our local town of Shaftesbury and checking out the cobbled street of Gold Hill.
Who doesn’t want to go to this magnificent home and appreciate the real life Downtown Abbey. On the days that they do welcome members of the public here there is always special events going on making for an even better experience, and don’t forget about the Tutankhamun Egyptian exhibition in the basement. *Please note Highclere Castle is only available on the set itinerary during summer months- please contact us for more details.
On the way home we will stop off at the World Heritage Site- Stonehenge! Take as much time as you want at the visitor centre & shop before heading off down to the stones themselves.
The Jurassic Coast is also a world heritage site and stretches for over 100 miles of coastline. Now of course we can’t show you every mile but we can show you a lot of it- after a 45 minute journey we will start at the Durdle Door and move onto Lulworth cove & village. Then we will embark on a coastal road drive for 1 hour to West Bay for some traditional fish n chips before heading home and stopping off at Thomas Hardy’s cottage- the location where he was born and raised and gained his inspiration for his best selling novels.
It’s time to start reminiscing on the good times spent at Well Cottage. We will ensure you’re well fed before Nathan delivers you to, either your chosen airport, or your hotel in London before saying our heartfelt goodbyes.
*Please note: All excursions are subject to availability and in the even that any of our excursions are unavailable on any of our dates it will be replaced with an equivalent experience.