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The Arts & Crafts Movement

1st Oct 2017 - 6th Oct 2017

Leader(s): Jill Durnford

Code: 00000

Holiday Type: Heritage

Ensuite Package Price: £530

Hotel: Abbot Hall Hotel

Location:Grange-Over-Sands, South Lake District

Contact Tel: 015395 32896

Email: abbot@christianguild.co.uk

Discover Cumbria’s importance in the Arts and Crafts Movement of the late 19th century. We will travel by luxury minicoach with our Blue Badge Guide to visit houses and churches where artists and craftsmen have left their mark and find out about their legacy to modern workers.

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…

Coming Soon

Please call Abbot Hall Hotel on 015395 32896 for more information


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.

 


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.


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.



Special Offers

Managers Promotion
October 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

October 2017: £65
November & December 2017 £45
January 2018: £45
February 2018: £49
March 2018: £55

Lindors Country House Hotel

October: £65
November & December 2017 £45
January 2018: £45
February & March 2018: £55

Sidholme Hotel

October: £60
November & December 2017 £45
January 2018: £45
February 2018: £49
March 2018: £55

Treloyhan Manor Hotel

October 2017: £60
November & December 2017 £40
January 2018: £45
February 2018: £47
March 2018: £55

Willersley Castle Hotel

October 2017: £65
November & December 2017 £49
January 2018: £45
February 2018: £49
March 2018: £55

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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 rasied £1,238.00.

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