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KGOC International 2024

June 21 @ 3:00 pm - June 23 @ 5:00 pm





The annual Karmann Ghia Owners Club ‘International Meeting for 2024 will be the “Tour of Exmoor”. The venue for the event is the Kentisbury Grange Hotel which will serve as our base for the weekend between Friday June 21st to Sunday June 23rd, 2024.
Details of the hotel can be found at https://www.kentisburygrange.com/


KGOC (UK) International – ‘Tour of Exmoor’


Event Itinerary (March 2024)

This year’s International – the ‘Tour of Exmoor’ will offer Karmann Ghia owners an action-packed weekend, taking in the coast and countryside of North Devon and Somerset in the UK. Taking in much of the Exmoor National Park, 70 years old in 2024, the Tour offers a taste of Exmoor’s dramatic scenery, local attractions and a chance to share the experience with your fellow Karmann Ghia fans. Here’s a draft itinerary with the final version ready by May.


Our ‘home’ for the Tour is the Kentisbury Grange Hotel, A smart country hotel with a variety of rooms and lodges (many with hot tubs), all available at a flat rate for the nights of June 21st and 22nd. If you want to extend your stay let me know, you will pay independently for extra nights, extras eg drinks, a picnic lunch on Saturday and meals (except breakfast on Saturday and Sunday and the meal at the Gala Dinner).

Day 1 – Friday June 21st

  • Attendees arrive at the hotel and check in to their allocated rooms.
  • 00 – Visit to Arlington Court – a pretty National Trust country house, garden and Carriage Museum
  • 00 – return to hotel or take part on a ‘Run to the Sunset’ – a visit to Saunton Sands, one of North Devon’s best beaches for surfers and sun lovers.
  • 00 – return to hotel

Day 2 – Saturday, June 22nd

  • Breakfast, collect Picnic Lunch, if pre-ordered
  • 00 – depart.
  • 30 – Forest Inn Hotel, Simonsbath – coffee break (optional).
  • 15 – depart.
  • 00 – Visit and Tour of Exmoor Distillery, Battleton, nr Dulverton.
  • 15 depart.
  • 30 – ‘Park Up’ at the National Park Headquarters, Dulverton, picnic lunch by River Barle, visit to Dulverton. Cars judged for event Awards.
  • 45 – depart.
  • 15 – Visit to Dunster Castle, garden and pretty Medieval town
  • 15 – depart for scenic drive along Exmoor coast, including Porlock Hill and short stop at Ramblers Rest, Britain highest cliff-top tea shop at Countisbury
  • Continue to Lynmouth, Watersmeet (if open) and Barbrook
  • 00 – arrive at Kentisbury Grange
  • 30 – 22.30 – Gala Dinner and Awards (meal included in your booking)

Day 3 – Sunday June 23rd

  • Breakfast
  • 30 – depart
  • 30 – Visit to Cobbaton Combat Collection, of military vehicles, Chittlehampton, Umberleigh
  • 30 – depart.
  • 00 – lunch stop (location TBC)
  • 30 – depart
  • 00 – Visit to Castle Hill, Filleigh, gardens and tea shop.
  • 30 – depart and end of the KGOC GB 2024 International – ‘Tour of Exmoor’.
  • Safe travels!

The hotel has a mix of luxurious rooms and suites within the Victorian / Georgian Manor House, plus Cottage Suites and two bedroomed Luxury Lodges, with hot-tubs in the landscaped grounds. Early booking will allow you to choose your preferred accommodation. Booking will be through the club as we have negotiated a special discount for block booking. Cost will be approx. £580 per couple for the weekend (£455 for single room booking). If you wish to arrive early or extend your stay after the event please let Bill know when booking. Costs including breakfast per night for a double room are;- Standard Room £149, Luxury £164, Suite £179, Cottage £200.