There’s a truly magical place to visit on Exmoor from January 27 until February 25, 2018 and that’s the Avill Valley also known at this time of year as ‘Snowdrop Valley’.
The area near Cutcombe, which is not far from us, is carpeted with these delightful, delicate symbols of hope, which also herald the arrival of spring.
There are hundreds of snowdrops in the valley and visitors are allowed access at this time of year only thanks to the Badgworthy Land Company.
Snowdrop Valley has been open to the public officially since 1998, with some visitors returning year on year to this secret valley. North Hawkwell Wood, which is part of the valley, is within walking distance of the hotel too.
There are several walks, ranging from a short and direct route to the valley, using bridle paths and footpaths, to a two-three-hour trek for those wanting to take in more of the surrounding area.
A park and ride service operates from Wheddon Cross and there are popular walking routes for the more able. It can be muddy at this time of year, so walkers are advised to be suitably equipped.
After all the walking, there’s a chance to visit the Snowdrop Café, which is manned entirely by volunteers raising money for local charities, for tea and cake.
As we’re just four miles from Cutcombe and the valley, and we re-open for the spring season from February 16, 2017, you can stay here and spend your days admiring the snowdrops and your evenings, all cosy with us.
We’re offering a two-night Snowdrop package, bookable on February 23 and 24, 2018 from £79 per person per night, based on double occupancy.
The stay includes dinner on both days in our award-winning Coleridge Restaurant and handmade chocolates in the bedrooms. Booking must be made through our website for this package.
This special package includes a three-course dinner each evening and breakfast on both mornings of the stay.
To find out more, please call us on 01643 841 241.