Devon Lighthouse Escape - Weekend 1
Friday 9th - Sunday 11th March 2018
Sorry this adventure is now fully booked but if you'd like to join the waiting list for this weekend please tell us your email and we'll let you know if a space becomes available.
We’ll be spending the weekend in the truly extraordinary location of a renovated lighthouse perched both 100 metres above the crashing waves and 100 metres below the cliff top. With dramatic coastal views, past sightings from the lighthouse windows include dolphins, porpoise, sea birds and peregrine falcons in mid-flight.
Join us for a weekend in Devon staying at one of EC's favourite venues. This is a luxury trip with a small group of just ten staying in truly spectacular and unique accommodation. Rooms are single, double or twin and furnished to a high standard.
We’ll be able to walk straight from our lighthouse on to the South West Coast Path. This area has the highest sea cliffs in England as well as rivers and waterfalls in wooded valleys and pretty coastal villages. Expect dramatic days out walking on the coast and returning for relaxed evenings in comfortable accommodation with fantastic views.
Previous guests have spotted peregrine falcons in mid flight, buzzards, stonechat and a host of sea birds as well as deer, sheep and ponies on the moor. Woolacombe beach is one of the best in Devon and is ideal for surfing. The beautiful village of Porlock with its weir is just a short and delightful car drive away and Exmoor is a delight to explore.
You're welcome to arrive at the accommodation from 5pm on Friday afternoon. Look out for your EC host Alex who will welcome you, allocate your room and let you settle in. We'll spend Friday evening relaxing and getting to know each other. After breakfast on Saturday, we'll head out for a local walk along the South West Coast Path which is right on our doorstep before returning to the lighthouse for dinner and more relaxation. Plans for Sunday can be decided over the weekend but will typically be another shorter walk or perhaps a local visit.
This unique building offers a simpler style of accommodation that is ideal for small groups of friends, walkers, birdwatchers and anyone who loves remoteness and extraordinary scenery. You may get a chance to see dolphins, porpoise and gannets fishing at high tide from the lighthouse. which is still operating, and was automated in 1994, but you may be relieved to hear that the foghorn is no longer in use!
Spread over two floors, on the upper floor the accommodation has a kitchen and dining room, sitting room, snug, boot room, six bedrooms (two twins, two singles and two doubles) and bathroom with separate shower cubicle. On the lower floor there is a shower room, laundry room and games room with doors out to a balcony. All bedding is provided so you'll just need to bring your own towel.
Due to people arriving at different times on Friday, we'd suggest eating before you get here. Your EC host Alex will prepare a home-cooked breakfast each morning and an evening meal on Saturday night. You'll need to bring packed lunches for the weekend but there will be a fridge to store your food.
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- 2 nights' accommodation in a luxury converted lighthouse
- 2 days' guided walks along the South West Coast Path and around the local area
- 2 x breakfast (Saturday and Sunday)
- 1 x home-cooked dinner on Saturday night
- EC Host for the weekend
- Discounted Earlybird price for EC CLUB Members - £199 (new lower price for 2018!) if deposit paid before 9 December 2017
- Discounted Earlybird price for non EC CLUB Members - £214 (if deposit paid before 9 December 2017)
- Standard price for EC CLUB members - £214
- Standard price for non EC CLUB members - £229
You'll need to pay a £100 deposit when booking with the balance due six weeks before the weekend. This is one of our most popular sell-out weekends so book now to avoid disappointment!
If you'd like to know more about this weekend or have a particular question about this or any of our adventures, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 0117 405 7497 during normal office hours and we'll do our best to help you.