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Spring is upon us, the bulbs are up, the days are getting longer and the beauty and peace of The Cotswolds awaits you.
The Vine is a warm haven from which guests can enjoy the beauty of the Cotswold villages and walking paths. We have enjoyed welcoming guests to our home over the last three years and all guests have been impressed by the attention to detail and luxurious appointment of this property. Enter via you own entrance onto the limestone floored sitting room, slip your shoes off and enjoy the underfloor heating whilst resting on the Heals of London hand made sofa catching up on the sport via the wall mounted 50 inch TV. The stairs lead to the bedroom suite, the inviting John Lewis King Size Bed is topped with the finest thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and quilted covers, view from the window is toward Cleeve Hill the highest point in the Cotswolds. The Bathroom has a slipper bath and separate shower, underfloor heated Travertine tiles will keep you warm with views to Langley Hill. Fancy cooking or a takeaway, you can dine at the granite topped dining table with wall lighting by Jasper Conran, no need to do the washing as a dishwasher is provided. The landscaped terrace is yours to enjoy with a bbq or just relax with a glass of wine from the fridge; beyond the terrace the lawn backs onto open country fields and Cotswold Hills. Winchcombe is one of the most genuine and pretty Cotswold villages. Fortunately, Winchcombe is not not the main tourist trail and therefore it is less busy than some of the most well trod Cotswold villages. What is does have is all the beauty but with none of the crowds of day visitors. Winchcombe's origins go back as far as Anglo-Saxon times and it was once famous for its wool industry. The stunning Sudeley Castle is located in Winchcombe and well worth a day visit. Home of Lady Ashcombe and once home to Katherine Parr, Sudeley is indeed a must on your to-do list. The town is blessed with numerous pubs and restaurants with a good range of food from traditional pub grub, gastro pubs and first class elegant dining. You can eat in a different place every night of the week all within walking distance of the cottage. Access to Cheltenham Racecourse is just 10 minutes over Cleave Hill. Cheltenham is home to the most famous jump racing circuit, Prestbury Park. The famous Cheltenham Festival takes place in March each year and is known as the shining jewel in the jump racing calendar. If you can't make it in March there are many other race days to attend during the year. Cheltenham Spa should definitely be on your "to do" list, with its café culture and wide boulevards, excellent shopping and impressive Georgian architecture. Now home to The Ivy restaurant, but remember to book ahead. Cheltenham is lucky to be the location of many 'Festivals' each year. These are often advertised on the BBC. The Jazz Festival in May, Science Festival in June, Music Festival in July and the Literature Festival in October. It is worth booking tickets if you are staying during one of these peak periods. All events are well worth attending and take place in and around the impressive Montpellier Gardens.
If you like classic cars you will love Prescott. Prescott Hill Climb is just a short drive away in a neighbouring village and if the weather is fine there is nothing better than a day with a picnic on the hillside watching the classic cars race up the circuit. If Steam Trains take your fancy, we are well positioned with Winchcombe's very own steam train and station. The Gloucestershire Steam Railway website will have more information and a timetable of events. A little further afield but all within an hour's drive is Stratford Upon Avon, Warwick Castle, Blenheim Place and the beautiful city of Oxford.
Very comfortable, stylish accommodation
By Ann L on 30-Nov-2018
We spent 5 days at The Vine in early December. After sightseeing & walking in the cold & in heavy rain, The Vine was a lovely, warm, comfortable place to return to. The location is surprisingly quiet but also provides good access to Winchcombe which is just a short walk away. Loved the roof lantern, spacious bedroom & views from the living area. Many thanks to Amanda for all the goodies.
By Sue B on 17-Nov-2018
We had a brilliant week at this warm and comfy holiday accommodation: The Vine. No complaints at all and we would recommend this property. We wanted a base so we could walk from the door into the countryside every day and The Vine was absolutely perfect. I discovered Winchcombe when watching a Julia Bradbury television programme. She suggested the town was an ideal base to literally walk in all directions on a variety of routes. So I went on line to check out the accommodation and was so grateful I came across The Vine. Winchcombe is an ideal base and The Vine is a wonderful holiday accommodation.
Close enough to town to hear the church bells yet very peaceful and quiet overall
By Kathleen S on 08-Sep-2018
Amanda is a lovely host and provided everything we needed. We found bread, butter, milk and a few other provisions upon arrival. A perfect location to explore the Cotswolds as well. Winchcombe is quite a picturesque village. But you feel it is really lived-in unlike some of the more touristy towns. Sudeley (Soodly) Castle is a must on a nice day, if possible, but be prepared to spend some time there as there is so much to see. A fascinating history. We spent 4 days exploring the area but could have spent a month!
Fabulous stay at The Vine
By Frances P on 09-Jul-2018
Very stylish holiday home in great location. Very quiet and peaceful. Beautiful garden with the use of the breeze house, which we used a lot, as it was so hot. Compact kitchen but as long as you don’t want to cook a gourmet meal, it is fine. Loved the slipper bath and separate shower cubicle. Hosts Amanda and Paul friendly and helpful. All in all, an outstanding holiday home.