4-Night Bridge & Sightseeing in the South Downs

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Duration: 5 nights
Interests: Bridge Holidays

During the day you will enjoy active sightseeing in the local area taking in its cultural landscape and heritage highlights before returning to the country house. It’s then time to get ready for the evening Duplicate Bridge competition – a friendly affair overseen by the Bridge Director with small prizes on offer. EBU Master Points can be earned on this break.

Holiday Highlights

  • Escorted sightseeing excursions to places of local interest (please allow approximately £10 per day for entrance fees to attractions)
  • A free day on all 6 and 7 night holidays
  • Each evening there is a supervised Bridge competition 
  • Small prizes offered, for fun
  • EBU points are awarded on this holiday

What’s included

  • Transport for escorted sightseeing excursions to places of local interest (please allow approximately £10 per day for entrance fees to attractions)
  • Each evening there is a supervised Bridge competition
  • Comfortable Bridge rooms, quiet and as light as possible
  • Small prizes offered, for fun

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDF’s for each holiday, please click the button below to find the right trip notes for your departure date.

You're welcome to check in from 4pm onwards.

Enjoy a complimentary Afternoon Tea on arrival.


Enjoy daily sightseeing tours with a free day on all 6 and 7 night holidays.

We'll take you to see the cultural and historic highlights and places of interest in the local area.  Our full itinerary will be published shortly.

We'll return in time to relax before the evening Bridge competition starts.

 


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home.


Abingworth Hall

Tucked away in the village of Thakeham at the foot of the South Downs, Abingworth Hall has stood in one form another since the 13th century. Gutted by fire, it was rebuilt in 1910 in its current distinctive style. As well as 27 en-suite rooms the house has all the ingredients you need for the perfect country house stay: three comfortable lounges with squishy sofas to kick back in, the largest of which opens onto an attractive conservatory and bar in which to dally, great food and super-comfy rooms to retire to. You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to walking here; go for a lazy amble around the wildlife rich chalk Downlands to discover a colourful tapestry of historic villages, thatched cottages, pastoral landscapes and vibrant market towns. Highlights of your stay might include the Seven Sisters, the Glorious Goodwood estate, the Devil’s Dyke and Chanctonbury Ring, as well as Arundel and the National Trust property at Petworth. Take your pick.

 

Rooms

Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in one of the Hall’s smartly presented rooms, which make use of every nook-and-cranny in the interesting architecture of this characterful house. With 27 bedrooms, Abingworth Hall has plenty of space and there’s a range of Classic and Premium Rooms to choose from. Clean and bright, with accent colours to offset the simple palette, the rooms are airy and light. Premium Rooms might have a feature wall or strong print wallpaper as well as pretty tiles in the ensuite bathroom.

All ‘Classic' rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Premium' Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress and larger television – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-25 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, extensive garden, outdoor swimming pool, multi-purpose activity room, three lounges, library and board games to borrow

After a day strolling on the South Downs, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Relax in the large gardens and sit by the pretty pond, turn your hand to croquet or practice on the putting green. Ease through a couple of lengths of the heated outdoor pool if you’ve still got energy to burn. Hole up in the light-filled conservatory with pretty views of the gardens or retire to the Drawing Room with its wood-panelled walls, log burner, library of books to browse and comfy seats to sink in to; there’s a telescope for you to scour the night sky too. In the evening, take your seat in the bar or join fellow guests in the large ballroom for the evening activity.

Food & Drink

As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Food at Abingworth Hall is varied with a strong emphasis on the use of seasonal British produce. Our experienced chefs create each dish using only the freshest ingredients and, when in season, use home grown herbs and vegetables taken from our own gardens to give a true taste of the local area.

Accessibility

For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865 or view the accessibility information online for Abingworth Hall

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Getting to Abingworth Hall

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Essential Information

All of our Discovery Tours involve active sightseeing and you should therefore be prepared for walking between the sights and wear flat, comfortable shoes.

Please be sure to bring and membership cards you may have such as National Trust or English Heritage if relevant to the attractions we are visiting.

All your Bridge stationery and equipment will be supplied. You may, however, like to bring a notebook and pen to make your own notes.

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Duration:
5 nights
Interests:
Bridge Holidays

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