Manor House Hotel 2024 – Invitation to book

*** 19/02/24 Note change of room for our meeting on the 28th February

As promised, here are the details for our u3a trip to the Manor House Hotel at Okehampton.  Please read all the way to the bottom.

The Manor House Hotel and its sister, the nearby Ashbury Hotel, describe themselves as “the only Leisure, Craft, Spa, Golf and Sports Resorts within the UK”. 

Included in your stay are full board; up to 60 sports and leisure activities (booked on a first come, first served basis when you get there); up to 27 holes of golf per day; hydro spas; evening entertainment and craft tuition. Once you get there, the only extras are drinks, the cost of any materials used in some craft activities and a golf buggy should you need one.

The Adventure group’s last visit, in November 2022, was much much enjoyed by everyone and I suspect there will be a number of members booking another visit.

Nature of activity Short break at the Manor House Hotel near Okehampton.

Please check out their website for full information about the hotel and what’s on offer.

Name of u3a organiser and organiser’s contact details Miggie, email via:
Location of activity The Manor House Hotel
Fowley Cross, Okehampton
Devon. EX20 4NA
Getting there For those wishing to use public transport, the hotel offers a minibus service from Okehampton railway station (book seven days in advance).

By car, directions are here. Free car parking is available at the hotel.

If you require or can offer a lift then please contact Miggie via who will make the necessary arrangements.

Start date Monday 11th March 2024
Duration Two or three nights (your choice)
Cost Please see the booking page on their website for the latest prices.

Note that offers are sometimes available, depending on when you book.  To find out about these, we recommend signing up for special offers.

Single rooms: note that the standard price is for two people sharing a room and a single supplement is payable for sole use.
It may be possible to arrange a twin, triple or quad room share.  If you are on your own and would like to share with someone then please contact me as soon as possible so I can put you in touch with others in the same position.

Cost includes Full board accommodation with access to a huge range of activities, crafts and golf.

Most activities are completely free (including necessary equipment) but charges may be made for consumables (e.g. in crafts).

How and when to pay On this occasion the Adventure Group is acting only in a coordinating capacity and we ask you to book directly with the Manor House Hotel.

You can book online here or ring them on 0800 458 3026.

There is no deadline for booking but room availability cannot be guaranteed (especially for single, triple and quad rooms).

When you have booked please let me know so I can keep track of who is going and keep you up to date with relevant information.

Terms and Conditions Are listed here.
Personal medical and other conditions If you have any medical conditions, dietary requirements or accessibility needs that might be relevant to your stay then you should mention these to the hotel when you are booking.
Disclaimer Please note that whilst the u3a organisers are concerned for everyone’s welfare, by taking part in this holiday you should recognise that your safety is your own responsibility.
Equipment provided All necessary equipment is provided by the hotel.
Appropriate footwear & clothing You should pack clothing and footwear appropriate to the activities and crafts you intend to particpate in.
Don’t forget your swimwear for your dawn swim or an end of day dip in the hydro spa!
As far as we are aware, there is no evening dress code.
Pre trip meeting On Wednesday 28th February at 2pm in Room 4b at the Manor House, Dawlish there will be a pre trip meeting for everyone who has booked to attend.  There will be an opportunity to hear more from folk who have been there before and a chance to decide as a group on any pre-booked group activities.

Last updated  19/02/24