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Derbyshire History & Heritage

26th Feb 2018 - 2nd Mar 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Heritage

Ensuite Package Price: £328

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

This holiday offers you a fascinating insight into the world of the Industrial Revolution and the heritage of the Derwent Valley Mills.

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Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Willersley Castle Babies Reunion

3rd Apr 2018 - 6th Apr 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Heritage

Ensuite Package Price: £249

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Join us and some of the thousands of ‘princes and princesses’ born at Willersley during its spell as a WWII maternity hospital. This will be a fascinating week of delving into the history surrounding our charming stately home, looking at its links to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site and the wider landscape.

The Willersley Babies

After the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, pregnant women who lived in London were given the option to give birth at home or leave the city for the relative calm and safety of the countryside. Willersley Castle was one of the locations selected to take on the role of temporary maternity hospital and every fortnight a group of expectant mothers would leave London and travel by train or charabanc to the castle. In total over 5,000 babies were born at the castle between 1939 and 1946.

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Wesley's Cornwall

27th Apr 2018 - 4th May 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Heritage

Ensuite Package Price: £546

Hotel: Treloyhan Manor Hotel

Location:St Ives, Cornwall

Contact Tel: 01736 796240

Email: treloyhan@christianguild.co.uk

John Wesley visited Cornwall 33 times — join us on a spiritual journey visiting many of the same places he did, including Gwennap Pit where he preached to 10,000 people! We will also walk along the beautiful South West Coastal path as we retrace some of his steps.

John Wesley the founder of the Methodist movement visited Cornwall 32 times. During this week you will visit places where John Wesley preached, and walk some of the routes he took as you follow his travels.

There will be 4 days of walking and 1 day where by coach you will visit some of the many places John Wesley preached including Gwennap Pitt an open air amphitheater where he preached 18 times to huge crowds of 20,000 people.

There is also a chance to visit the Scilly Isles during the week. This is an optional trip which can be booked at reception.

The walks are described as moderate to hard. Walking shoes/boots and waterproof clothing is essential.

Lunches are included on walking days.

A specially produced journal will be provided to record your visits.

Chris and Ann Huffadine are your hosts and walks leaders for the week. As well as planning and leading your walks they will also provide evening entertainment and devotions.

The full itinerary will be available shortly.

Walking Grade” All of the walks follow a footpath with a few slight inclines.

"What shall I bring?" we recommend you come prepared for all weathers, regardless of the month you visit. Comfortable walking boots are recommended, as is clothing for wet weather.  (Don’t worry we have a boot room where you can dry your walking gear). A Camera is a must to capture the magnificent views but please leave all of the other details to us.

 


Peak Pilgrimage

20th May 2018 - 25th May 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Heritage

Ensuite Package Price: £375

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

This is an amazing opportunity to spend four sensitively guided days walking 8 to 10 miles a day through some of the Peak District’s finest scenery, with space to meditate on what it means to be a pilgrim. The Pilgrimage takes in 11 churches along the way from Ilam to Eyam.

Eyam

Eyam has a sense of being a holy place because of the sacrifice of its people in 1655. A consignment of cloth from London for the village tailor brought the plague to this little Derbyshire village, with the threat of then spreading throughout the whole of the North of England. The people of Eyam refused to flee with only their Christian faith motivating them. Their commitment saved the surrounding area but cost about a third of the villagers their lives.

The Holiday
Join us on the now famous “Peak Pilgrimage Way” a spiritual walk, over several days, through the national park, visiting over a dozen churches with time to reflect in each. This new pilgrimage trail is set to mark the 350th anniversary of the plague linking two of the villages afflicted.

The perfect starting point is ancient Ilam, itself a place of pilgrimage for over a thousand years, since the days of St. Bertram, a Saxon Saint and hermit who lived there. Travelling through the villages of the Peak District National Park, including Monyash, Grindleford, Stoney Middleton before ending in Eyam with its story of sacrificial love for others.

The Peak Pilgrimage Guide Book is a travelling companion for your journey, leading your way both physically and spiritually.  This pocket-sized book contains maps and directions to keep you on the right path and invites you into 14 churches along the way. In each church, there is a Bible verse sticker to collect and a passport-style stamp that you can use on a special page of your Guide Book. Every pilgrim who arrives in Eyam with a Guide Book full of stamps and verses will receive a pilgrimage memento!

“Walking Grade” All of the walks follow a footpath with a few slight inclines.

"What shall I bring?" we recommend you come prepared for all weathers, regardless of the month you visit. Comfortable walking boots are recommended, as is clothing for wet weather.  (Don’t worry we have a boot room where you can dry your walking gear). A Camera is a must to capture the magnificent views but please leave all of the other details to us.

You should also have with you the Ordnance Survey 1-25,000 map “OL24 The Peak District - White Peak area”. This single map covers the whole of the route.


Homes & Gardens of the Lake District

20th May 2018 - 26th May 2018

Leader(s): Jill Durnford

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Heritage

Ensuite Package Price: £612

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Explore some of the Lake District’s finest gardens by minicoach. During this break, led by our Blue Badge Guide, we will visit private gardens, meet their owners and discover some of their secrets, as well as visiting some of the large gardens open to the public. At this time of year, roses and herbaceous borders are at their best in Cumbria and there is a wonderful choice of gardens.

Meet one of our Blue Badge Guides....

Jill Durnford

After many years in education, I was thrilled to be able to train as a  Blue Badge Guide for Cumbria.  It seems to be the perfect job,  combining my love of talking to people with my many and varied interests. I like to think that I am following the example of Cumbrian resident John Ruskin who was interested in art, architecture, the environment and society (amongst many other interests) though I am not quite the expert that he was! 

The Holiday….

Day 1

We begin by visiting the home of the Lakeland Horticultural Society at Holehird.  Run by volunteers, this wonderful garden high above Windermere has marvellous views to complement the plants.  With areas devoted to different types of plants, there is something to delight around every corner.

We then head to Crosthwaite for a garden full of contrasts.  From wild woodland to steep rock garden, the owners of Low Fell created the garden over several years from an untamed wilderness.

We end the day at Yewbarrow Lodge with stunning views over Morecambe Bay.  Steep paths and steps take you around a garden with its own microclimate which enables exotic plants to thrive.

Lunch is provided today.

Day 2

Our first visit is to a suburban His & Hers garden in Kendal.  The owners are both artists and the artistic eye is evident in the planting.  Of manageable size, there are borders which could be recreated in most gardens.

We then travel to Levens to see a delightful garden full of plants and a surprise garden feature!

A second garden in Levens has something of interest for every time of the year.

Lunch is provided today.

Day 3

A day off for you to explore the area at leisure or simply relax at the hotel.

Day 4

Back to Levens for another wonderful garden full of interesting plants.  Chat to the owners in the conservatory over tea and cake about your favourite plants and gardens.

The afternoon is spent at Levens Hall.  Probably the most magnificent example of topiary in the country, Levens also has a lot more to offer.  With interesting planting at different times of year, the borders will hopefully be looking good now.  There is also plenty of time to explore the house and just sit and enjoy the garden.

Buy your own lunch in the onsite cafe or take a picnic with you.

Day 5

Our final day takes us to the Silverdale area.  We start at a farm near Milnthorpe where the garden just kept expanding and then head down to Warton where a long narrow garden has been divided up into a series of rooms.  A series of steps takes you to the top from where you can appreciate the whole garden and the lovely views.

In the afternoon we visit Leighton Hall, home of the Gillow family of furniture makers.  We will have a guided tour of the house and you will then be free to wander around the garden at leisure. 

Buy your own lunch or take a picnic.

What Should I Bring

Many of the gardens have steep areas with steps.  These can be slippery if wet.  Sturdy shoes with good soles are recommended.  Whatever the weather forecast, bring a raincoat and umbrella - they can be left on the minibus.  If you have walking poles or a foldable stool, these are recommended.  

Please telephone Abbot Hall Hotel on 015395 32896 for more informaiton.


History & Heritage in Devon

3rd Jun 2018 - 8th Jun 2018

Leader(s): Maeve Hamilton Hercod

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Heritage

Ensuite Package Price: £495

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Expertly led by our Blue Badge Guide, we will learn everything about Sidmouth and Devon – from its historic natural landmarks to its unique blend of traditional and modern culture – and discover some of the county’s most fascinating sites.

Meet one of our guides....

Maeve Hamilton Hercod

“I have enjoyed living overseas for many years, but whenever I can I love to come back to Devon, the county of my birth. These days I am happily settled in Bath where I have family and work as a guide. My career has taken me from teaching to broadcasting to running sailing courses and many more mundane things along the way, so I hope that all this experience can help me to keep tours running smoothly.”

Your Holiday:

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Devon in Summer

24th Jun 2018 - 29th Jun 2018

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Heritage

Ensuite Package Price: £495

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Discover the delights of Devon with stunning coastal views, unspoilt countryside and historic towns and fishing villages. Our knowledgeable tour manager will provide interesting facts as you sit back and relax en-route to various National Trust properties. We will take a cruise around the beautiful bay, spotting some of the highest cliffs from the Triassic era and the unique sea stacks at Ladram Bay.

Monday: Forde Abbey and Gardens A guided tour.

Forde Abbey in Dorset is a treasure in an area already known for its outstanding beauty. It is a family home as well as a living and breathing working estate, and welcomes visitors all year round.

The house is surrounded by 30 acres of spectacular award-winning gardens. The landscape has developed slowly since monastic times. The monks certainly grew vegetables in large quantities, but whatever dorset gardens they had have disappeared over the centuries.

The only monastic structure that remains today is the Great Pond at the top of the garden. This now brings water into the garden but originally its purpose was to power a mill for grain, which stood on the site of the old sawmills.

Tuesday: Stuart Line Boat cruise.

Exmouth is a Gateway town to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site and marks the start of the unique 95 miles of coastline.

The site was opened by HRH Prince Charles in 2002 and is marked by a Geoneedle at Orcombe Point.

In league with other natural sites such as the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef, the site exposes over 250 million years of the Earth’s history.

Our Jurassic Coast Cruise takes in the oldest section, known as the Triassic Era, famous for its deep red colour.  Your skipper will give you a live commentary during the cruise covering the changing history and appearance of the area as well as the wildlife and towns.  Tides permitting, the vessel will sail in close to the cliffs for a detailed view and then sail further out to offer a panoramic view.

Wednesday: Free day

Thursday : A La Ronde and Exmouth.

National trust quirky 18th-century, 16 sided house with fascinating interior decoration and collections.

For more informaiton please telephone Sidholme Hotel on on 01395 515104.

programme subject to change


Boats, Barges & Trams

2nd Sep 2018 - 8th Sep 2018

Code: 0

Holiday Type: Heritage

Ensuite Package Price: £534

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Step back in time as we use a variety of traditional modes of transport to explore Devon, including a horse-drawn canal barge on the Tiverton Canal; electric trams at Seaton Tramway; and more modern boats with a Stuart Line Boat cruise. We will visit museums to discover more about this important part of our heritage.

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Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information


Rural Skills & Farming

2nd Sep 2018 - 7th Sep 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Heritage

Ensuite Package Price: £410

Hotel: Lindors Country House Hotel

Location:Lydney, Gloucestershire, Wye Valley

Contact Tel: 01594 530283

Email: lindors@christianguild.co.uk

Come for a real taste of rural life here in Gloucestershire. Visit a local farm, hear the experiences of modern-day farming families, and turn your own hand to some traditional rural skills in the 19th century grounds of Lindors.

If you’d like to know more about the countryside, this is the programme for you! Come and enjoy a visit to a local Gloucestershire farm, and meet those who live and work in the agricultural industry today. Kate Humble’s own home and farm is close by (‘Humble by Nature’), and a trip there will give you a real experience of country life. Back at the hotel, Head Gardener Aaron Carter will deliver some rural skills workshops in Lindors’ beautiful landscaped grounds: have a go at hedge-laying, or dry stone walling, and other activities. When you need a break from the outdoors, enjoy an afternoon tea around Lindors log fire, and appreciate the comforts of our cosy country house hotel.


History & Heritage in Devon

16th Sep 2018 - 21st Sep 2018

Leader(s): Maeve Hamilton Hercod

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Heritage

Ensuite Package Price: £495

Hotel: Sidholme Hotel

Location:Sidmouth, Jurassic Coast, Devon

Contact Tel: 01395 515104

Email: sidholme@christianguild.co.uk

Expertly led by our Blue Badge Guide, we will learn everything about Sidmouth and Devon – from its historic natural landmarks to its unique blend of traditional and modern culture – and discover some of the county’s most fascinating sites.

Meet one of our guides....

Maeve Hamilton Hercod

“I have enjoyed living overseas for many years, but whenever I can I love to come back to Devon, the county of my birth. These days I am happily settled in Bath where I have family and work as a guide. My career has taken me from teaching to broadcasting to running sailing courses and many more mundane things along the way, so I hope that all this experience can help me to keep tours running smoothly.”

Your Holiday:

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Please call Sidholme Hotel on 01395 515104 for more information


Stately Homes & Gardens

23rd Sep 2018 - 28th Sep 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Heritage

Ensuite Package Price: £445

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

Join us to visit some of the historically important stately homes of Derbyshire, including Hardwick Hall and Sudbury Hall Museum of Childhood. We will also explore the small village of Eyam, famous for its residents’ selflessness during the deadly plague outbreak of 1665.

 

Note: Discounts for National Trust members. Please inform reception when booking.

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Please call Willersley Castle Hotel on 01629 582270 for more information


Themed Night - 1940s - the War Years

18th Nov 2018 - 19th Nov 2018

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Heritage

Ensuite Package Price: £49

Hotel: Willersley Castle Hotel

Location:Nr Matlock, Derbyshire Dales

Contact Tel: 01629 582270

Email: willersley@christianguild.co.uk

THEMED NIGHT - 1940s the War Years

Great food, great entertainment, and a great night’s sleep await you on one of our fabulous Themed Nights. Sunday night starts with a delicious themed dinner, followed by themed entertainment. A good night’s rest is followed by a hearty breakfast in the morning – all for just £49 per person!



Special Offers

NEW

Lindors Country House Hotel & Bath Christmas Market

Arrive at Lindors on the Monday and enjoy an evening of fine dining and fellowship. On Tuesday, board the coach to Bath, and spend the day in the remarkable city and its famous Christmas Market, soaking up the atmosphere and shopping for unique festive presents. On Wednesday, you can enjoy a quiet day at Lindors, using the pool or enjoying the log fires, and getting some relaxation in before the busyness of the festive season hits its height!

3 nights for £150.00 per person 
2 nights for £105.00 per person

NEW

Sidholme Hotel - Pre Christmas Break

Sidholme Hotel welcomes you to take a few days to yourself to relax and recharge, so you are ready for a truly amazing Christmas with family and friends. It’s the ideal time to start or finish your Christmas shopping.

The break includes a mulled wine and mince pie reception, tea & cake around our log fireplace in our lovely lounge areas and delicious evening meals.

£40.00 per person per night includes Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

(first bookers will receive a complimentary upgrade to a superior room)

Manager Promotions
November 2017 - March 2018

Alongside our Speciality Break programme, we are proud to offer our truly versatile Stay as you Please option all year round (excluding Christmas and New Year).

Stay as you Please gives you the flexibility to do whatever you want, but with the benefit of having knowledgeable staff on hand to help you plan your stay. Chat with our friendly staff to come up with a jam-packed programme of fun or just take a break to relax with a good book – you can do as you please with our Stay as you Please breaks.

You can book a minimum of two nights for a Stay as you Please holiday to make the most of these great value flexible stays.

Abbot Hall Hotel

November & December 2017 £45
January: £45 February: £49 March: £55

Lindors Country House Hotel

November & December 2017 £45
January: £45 February & March: £55

Sidholme Hotel

November & December 2017 £45
January: £45 February: £49 March: £55

Treloyhan Manor Hotel

November & December 2017 £40
January: £45 February: £47 March: £55

Willersley Castle Hotel

November & December 2017 £49
January: £45 February: £49 March: £55

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News

Christian Guild Hotels & Holidays 2018

Welcome to your 2018 Christian Guild Hotels & Holidays brochure, featuring a comprehensive choice of speciality and feature breaks!

If you're signed up to our postal mailing list you should soon receive your printed copy, but you can also read the online version on our website at www.christianguild.co.uk or download the PDF: 2018 Brochure (5.99MB)

 

Brave the Shave

Jenny at Treloyhan Manor Hotel, recently took part in the Brave the Shave campaign.

Brave the Shave is a fundraising campaign by Macmillian Cancer Support, the aim of the campaign is for people to shave their head to "stand proudly alongside men, women and children with Cancer"

After hearing an advert on the radio, Jenny felt inspried to do something in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Support and in memory of her sister, who sadly lost her battle against cancer in 2008.

Jenny would like to thank everyone from hotel guests, to her colleagues both at Treloyhan and the four other sister hotels, for their continued support and encouragement.

So far she has raised £1,238.00.

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