Head to St Agnes in glorious Cornwall, the beautiful peninsular that tumbles into the Atlantic Ocean. This holiday sees you exploring the quaint towns and picturesque fishing villages including Port Isaac in North Cornwall which played the fictional village of Portwenn in the much-loved Doc Martin TV series. You'll also see some of the other locations where cameras rolled. Enjoy this popular short break, staying in a favourite Crusader Hotel in this beautiful region which also doubled as Nampara Valley in the TV show, Poldark. Your Winter Warmer break also includes visits to Falmouth and Truro.
Departure points to suit you...
Crusader Holidays uses an interchange system, taking place at either Beaconsfield Services (M40), South Mimms Services (M25/A1M) or Thurrock Services (M25).
Here you may have to change to your holiday coach and we are renowned for ensuring that this is smooth and efficient.
The holiday coaches typically depart from Beaconsfield Services at 11.15, Thurrock Services at around 09.30 and South Mimms Services at 10.30. Some customers find it more convenient to join direct at the interchange, please let is know when booking if this is the case.
*Due to increased operational costs, from Monday 16th October 2023 Dover, Folkestone, Canterbury & Ashford joining points will be subject to a £25.00 per person supplement on all 2024 UK Tours.
NOTE: Pick up points are a guide so please refer to your holiday confirmation for specific locations as details are subject to change.
- Hotel for 3 or 4 nights with breakfast & dinner- Some entertainment (not nightly)- Sherry reception- Cream tea one afternoon (March only)- Complimentary glass of wine with last night dinner (March only)- Visit & gift from Santa (Nov only)- Mince pies on the last night (Nov only)- Porterage- Doc Martin Country Tour with local guide- Visit to Truro & Falmouth
Day 1 - After joining your holiday coach, head down to St Agnes for a 3 or 4 night stay with suitable stops en-route. DBB
Day 2 - 3 (or 4) - At leisure in St Agnes with two or three included excursions
During your stay at the hotel, there will be a sherry reception
March - There will be a cream tea one afternoon as well as a complimentary glass of wine with the last night dinner
November - There will be a visit form Santa as well as mince pies on the last night
Truro & Falmouth (All tours)
Enjoy a full day tour to the city of Truro and the south coast resort of Falmouth. Few seaside towns in Cornwall boast such an arresting location as Falmouth, overlooking the broad Fal River as it empties into the English Channel. Surrounded by green hills and blue sea, Falmouth is an appealing jumble of lanes, old pubs, slate roofs and trendy cafes. Elegant Truro is Cornwall's only city - a great little city with an impressive Gothic Cathedral which was only completed in 1910, making it the first cathedral built in England since St Paul's. Inside, the vast nave contains some fine Victorian stained glass.
Doc Martin Guided Tour (All tours)
In the company of a knowledgeable local guide, explore Doc Martin country and filming locations. Head to the pretty fishing village of Port Isaac, known in the popular TV drama as the community of Portwenn which is the backdrop of the majority of the filming locations including Doc Martin's house and the village surgery. Fern Cottage is one of the most recognisable Doc Martin locations and draws fans from all over the world keen to get a shot of Doctor Ellingham's surgery.
St Ives (November tour only)
St Ives is a the dazzling jewel in Cornwall's crown - a picturesque fishing harbour and seaside town, a haven for artists, holidaymakers and anyone who appreciates just how breathtaking England's coast can be. Boasting gorgeous sandy beaches, delightful fishermen's cottages, cobbled streets and an array of wonderfully enticing boutique and independent shops, visitors are sure to enjoy exploring this pretty Cornish port. Once a busy pilchard harbour, St Ives later became the centre of Cornwall's arts scene in the 1920s and '30s, when luminary figures such as Barbara Hepworth arrived in search of artistic freedom. St Ives still retains its artistic connections with numerous galleries including the renowned Tate St Ives.
Return Day- It's farewell to Cornwall as you head for home today. Travel back to interchange with suitable refreshment stops en-route to arrive back at your home towns early evening.
Rosemundy House Hotel
An elegant Georgian residence dating back to the 18th century is now a popular, family run 3* hotel set in secluded gardens and woodland 100 yards from St. Agnes village centre. The en-suite rooms feature a TV with telephone, hairdryers and tea / coffee making facilities. The hotel has no lift but there are a limited number of ground floor rooms. There is free WiFi in the public areas, a choice of cosy lounges, a well stocked bar and an excellent restaurant. There is a seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool (May - Sept only)