~ Just Six Guests ~
Enjoy an Unforgettable Christmas or New Year at The Old Dairy with total exclusivity for your party of six during your three night stay!
Are you looking for the perfect place for an exclusive way to spend Christmas with friends or family this year or a truly unforgettable way to see in the New Year? Then join us for a unique & memorable experience at The Old Dairy B&B where you will have total exclusivity during your stay for your party of Just Six Guests!
~Christmas at The Old Dairy~
Christmas is a very special time of year and what better way to enjoy this magical time than with just six friends or family members letting us take care of all the catering and preparations. Christmas at The Old Dairy is like Christmas at home but better! Your party will have exclusivity of our luxury B&B which accommodates ‘Just Six Guests.’ Whilst you relax in front of the roaring fire or take a brisk winter walk we’ll be busy preparing your specially crafted Five Course Christmas Dinner complete with all the traditional trimmings!
Arrive on Christmas Eve in time to enjoy mulled wine and mince pies by the fire before settling into your room. If you feel like exploring there will be plenty of time to take a stroll around this delightful estuary village where if you should choose you can enjoy a glass of something festive in one of our village pubs. You’ll also be very welcome to enjoy our comfortable, festively decorated sitting room where you can simply relax in front of the fire. A variety of newspapers, magazines, board games, Christmas movies and books will be available for your enjoyment.
*If you fancy something a little more adventurous, we will be delighted to organise a Christmas Eve cruise for you on the calm and sheltered waters of the River Exe aboard one of Exmouth’s own Award Winning Stuart Line’s festively decorated boats which have covered and heated lower decks, or if the weather is favourable, you can of course enjoy plenty of fresh air and great views on the outside decks.
However you choose to spend your afternoon, Canapes will be served from 6pm before a sumptuous three course Christmas Eve Supper served in our Festive Dining Room.
If your party wishes to attend Midnight Mass at the truly magical *Exeter Cathedral we will be happy to organise private transport for you.
~ Christmas Day ~
Wake up on Christmas Morning and enjoy a festive breakfast to celebrate. If you wish to attend Christmas Morning service, *Lympstone Village Church is just a short stroll away.
Presents before or after lunch? You choose! Whenever you decide to open your gifts they will be nestled under our beautifully decorated tree ready for you to enjoy giving and receiving.
After breakfast, your party can choose to enjoy one of Exmouth’s Grandest Traditions, *The Christmas Day Swim! There is no better way to see it than from the warmth and comfort of Stuart Line Cruises! You will set sail at 10.45 am and head off along the seafront. You will be kept warm and toasty on board with a glass of mulled wine and mince pie. After the spectacle of the Christmas Day swim you will take a leisurely cruise up the River Exe before returning to Exmouth Marina in time for us to pick you up.
Alternatively you may choose to simply enjoy relaxing or take a walk around the village of Lympstone and perhaps enjoy a glass of Christmas Cheer in one of the local pubs!
However you choose to spend Christmas Morning, you can rest assured that we will be busy creating a specially crafted five course Christmas menu, full of all the traditional trimmings, ready for you to enjoy at a time that suits your party. For those traditionalists, coffee, Christmas cake & mince pies can be served in the sitting room for you to enjoy with the Queen’s Speech at 3pm.
Christmas Evening is yours to relax and enjoy however you choose Guests will also have use of our snug conservatory, perfect for those who wish to find a quiet spot to read or just catch forty winks! A light, simple supper will be left for you to enjoy whenever you choose.
~ Boxing Day ~
After breakfast, why not get out and make the most of this stunning area. We are on hand to recommend fabulous walks or bike rides along the South West Coast Path or Exe Estuary Cycle Trail or we are of course on the doorstep of Exmouth Beach with two miles of glorious sandy beach or just a short drive from Dartmoor National Park. Whatever you choose we can prepare a festive picnic lunch for you to take with you and enjoy. Tea & Cake will be available from 3pm for you to enjoy on your return. A specially prepared three course Boxing Day Supper will be served at pre-arranged time.
A Full English Breakfast will be served on the 28th before your departure.
*Will be entirely dependent on Government guidelines in place at the time. (Pre-booking may be required & supplement may be payable)
**We are not licenced and therefore invite guests to bring their own alcoholic drinks. Alternatively we will be very happy to order your choice of tipple ready for your arrival or you can of course arrange delivery from your favourite supplier.
***With prior consultation, all menus & timings can be adapted specifically to suit your party.
Three Night Christmas Break from £1350 per room for up to two guests.
Sample Christmas Day Menu
Velouté of Mushrooms with Truffle Oil
Smoked Mackerel Pate with Cranberry on our own Sourdough Toast
Traditional Devon Turkey with all the Trimmings, Chestnut Stuffing, Roast Potatoes, Hasselback Parsnips with Orange & Maple Syrup, Fresh Seasonal Vegetables, Cranberry Sauce
Traditional Christmas Pudding served with Brandy Cream, Custard or Cream
Selection of Local Devon Cheeses
Coffee & Petit Fours