Warner Historic Hotel Break - Cricket St Thomas

Warner Historic Hotel Break - Cricket St Thomas

A 5 day break at Cricket St.Thomas Hotel - a beautiful Grade II listed mansion, set in a magnificent valley in the heart of Somerset.


A 5 day break at Cricket St.Thomas Hotel - a beautiful Grade II listed mansion, set in a magnificent valley in the heart of Somerset.

Seaton is a seaside town in East Devon on the south coast of England. It faces onto Lyme Bay, to the west of the mouth of the River Axe with red cliffs to one side and white cliffs on the other. Axmouth and Beer are nearby. A sea wall provides access to the mostly shingle beach stretching for about a mile, and a small harbour.

Seaton sits on the 95 miles (153 km) long Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site, more commonly known as the Jurassic Coast From here it is possible to visit rock strata dating from three geological periods in a 185 million-year ‘geological walk through time’.



The picture-postcard village of Beer nestles in Lyme Bay, on the Jurassic Coast, and forms part of the South West Coastal Path. The shingle beach still boasts a small fleet of working fishing boats and the surrounding picturesque white chalk cliffs provide a natural suntrap sheltering the cove from prevailing westerly winds. It is a pretty coastal village that grew up around a smugglers' cove and caves which were once used to store contraband goods. These are now part of the attraction of the village. Many of the buildings are faced with flint, a hard glassy stone found in the local chalk rock.


Sidmouth is situated on the English Channel coast in Devon, 15 miles southeast of Exeter. It has a population of about 15,000. It is a popular  tourist resort and a gateway to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. A large part of it has been designated a conservation area. Sidmouth remained a village until the fashion for coastal resorts grew in the Georgian and Victorian periods of the 18th and 19th centuries. The numerous fine Georgian and Regency villas and mansions are now mostly hotels.


Dorchester  is the county town of Dorset. An historic market town, Dorchester lies on the banks of the River Frome, in the Frome Valley, just south of the Dorset Downs and north of the South Dorset Ridgeway, that separates the area from Weymouth, 8 miles to the south.

Dorchester is noted as being home and inspiration to the author Thomas Hardy, whose novel The Mayor of Casterbridge was based on the town.


Lyme Regis in West Dorset is situated 25 miles west of Dorchester. The town lies in Lyme Bay, on the English Channel coast at the Dorset–Devon border. It is nicknamed "The Pearl of Dorset." The town is noted for the fossils found in the cliffs and beaches, which are part of the Heritage Coast—known commercially as the Jurassic Coast. The harbour wall, "The Cobb", features in Jane Austen's novel Persuasion, and in the film and novel, The French Lieutenant's Woman, by local writer John Fowles. The town was home to Admiral Sir George Somers, its one time mayor and parliamentarian, who founded the Somers Isles, better known as Bermuda.

Monday 10th July

We leave Cumbria in the morning and travel south via the M6 & M5 motorways to Taunton and then on to Chard and the 4 star Cricket St Thomas Warner Grade II listed mansion. After checking in to our rooms, time at leisure before dinner which is followed by tonight's fabulous entertainment.


Tuesday 11th July

Spend the day at leisure within 160 acres of lakes and gardens around Cricket St Thomas or join our included excursion calling first at Seaton, a seaside town facing Lyme Bay, before continuing via Beer, once a smugglers haven to the Victorian resort of Sidmouth. We return to Cricket St Thomas late afternoon. Dinner and entertainment in the hotel.

B, D

Wednesday 12th July

Free day - why not take part in one of the many activities available within the hotel or grounds, alternatively become an expert in the gentle art of relaxation. Dinner tonight is again followed by an evening of live entertainment.

B, D

Thursday 13th July

An option again today of spending the day around the hotel or taking part in our excursion visiting Dorchester, the historic market town associated with Thomas Hardy and returning to Cricket St Thomas via Lyme Regis. Final dinner in the hotel and an evening of live entertainment.

B, D

Friday 14th July

We leave our hosts at the Warner Cricket St Thomas Hotel and make our return journey to Cumbria.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Cricket St. Thomas Hotel - Somerset


Cricket St. Thomas Hotel is a beautiful Grade II listed mansion, set in a magnificent valley in the heart of Somerset. Take a stroll around the 160 acres of lakes, cascades and gardens, you'll find everything you want and need at Cricket St Thomas together with a welcoming team and fabulous entertainment.


Designs for the new lakes and gardens – which perfectly complement the stately grandeur of the old house – have been inspired by recently discovered documents from 1895 and 1919. So when you step into the Cricket St. Thomas gardens, you’ll be experiencing this fabulous estate as it was in times gone by.


All bedrooms are equipped with TV, telephone, tea & coffee making facilities, en-suite bathroom, toiletries, hairdryer, iron & ironing board.


Leisure facilities include, short mat bowls, archery, tennis, table tennis, putting green, croquet, boules, Somerset skittles and much more. There is an indoor heated swimming pool, steam room, sauna and fully equipped fitness studio.


Classic British food is on the menu here at Cricket St Thomas.  Hot and cold buffet breakfasts and three-course evening meals are included with your stay.


The hotel offers a wide variety of day-time and evening entertainment. From comedy and shows to Big Band sounds and tribute acts, you'll be spoilt for choice.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Appleby The Sands Appleby
Aspatria Car Park beside Spar Aspatria
Brough Monument Bus Shelter Brough
Carlisle Entrance to Sands Centre Car Park Carlisle
Cockermouth Monument Main Street Cockermouth
Dearham Commercial Corner Dearham
Distington Outside Prospect Works Distington
Egremont Conservative Club Egremont
Flimby Railway Station Flimby
Harrington Galloping Horse bus stop Harrington
Keswick Bell Close Car Park Keswick
Kirkby Stephen Market Square Kirkby Stephen
Maryport Outside Coop Maryport
Penrith Sandgate Bus Station Penrith
Shap Village Hall Shap
Tebay Old Services Car Park Tebay
Thursby Bus Stop Thursby
Waverton Bus Stop Waverton
Whitehaven Old Bus Station Whitehaven
Wigton Old Bus Station Wigton
Workington Lay By opposite Grahams Travel Jane St. Workington
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