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The Vine - A Luxurious House Wing with Stunning Views & Skylight for Stargazing

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Winchcombe, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England

Summer 2018 Availability: 27th August to 3rd September

Now taking Bookings for Autumn/Winter 2018

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.

More Details

Owner
Amanda Houghton-Brown
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Amanda Houghton-Brown

Paul and Amanda fell in love with Winchcombe when they moved here in 2002. In 2007, shortly after the birth of their second daughter, Paul spotted the potential in a property on a large plot that became available on Langley Road. Together, we have transformed the property into the family home with luxurious guest accommodation which it is today. Langley Road is a one of the quietest roads in Winchcombe. It is situated to the south west of the village and we are fortunate to see more tractors and horses on the road outside than cars.

Amanda Houghton-Brown purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Amanda Houghton-Brown chose Winchcombe

The light and airy interior mingles with the garden and fields beyond the French doors at The Vine. Through the large French windows you can sit and enjoy the sunset over the garden. Once dark, look up through the beautiful skylight in the sitting room to admire the constellations.

Or from your own sunny patio you can sit quietly with a glass of wine and listen to the birdsong. The Vine has been running successfully as a holiday cottage since 2014 and with a background in the hotel industry Amanda knows how to look after her guests whether that is in the cleanliness & boutique hotel feel of the property or in her local knowledge of where to dine or what shows and festivals are on in Cheltenham or surrounding villages.

Upon arrival you will receive a welcome pack with recommendations of places to visit during your stay. In the fridge you will find fresh bread, orange juice, milk, a bottle of wine and sparkling water. For a small additional charge, two gin & tonics and two beers are also provided. In the larder a selection of teas, coffee, sugar, flour, cooking oil and rice are also provided. Tea towels and washing up cloths are a thoughtful addition. You really only need your own fresh ingredients which can be bought from the local grocery store.

What makes this apartment unique

Stunning new hand made Breeze House over looking the beautiful Cotswold escarpment beyond.

Lighting and Heating within this beautiful bespoke Breeze House just at the end of the garden for your private enjoyment. Take a bottle of wine and watch the sun set over the hill beyond.

Off road parking provided on our paved driveway. Secure off road parking is a rare find in Winchcombe and certainly a unique benefit of this property.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Winchcombe in Winchcombe

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bath has shower attachment.
  • The Bathroom has a slipper bath and separate shower, underfloor heated Travertine tiles will keep you warm with views to Langley Hill. A White Company large bath sheet and hand towel is provided for each guest.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 ( 1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes:
We look forward to welcoming guests from near and far to The Vine in 2018. Our guest book and online reviews reflect the exceptional quality of the accommodation. Please note this property is non-smoking and suitable for couples only. Excellent off road parking on the paved driveway. Housekeeping included.

Reviews

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The Vine - A Luxurious House Wing with Stunning Views & Skylight for Stargazing
average rating of 4.709677 based on 31 reviews
5

Fabulous stay at The Vine

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Very well appointed. Thoughtful details.

  • 4 of 5

Nice base for exploring all the areas of the Cotswolds.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A great place to stay our second visit

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed this our second visit to the vine, it is a very well appointed appartment. The breeze in the garden is great we sat and watched the Stars on our first night which was great as the sky was not polluted by street lights.

From the vine we walked into the town there some interesting shops, cafes and pubs and tourist information. The Church of St Peter is also very interesting with lot of history.

We also took the Steam train to Broadway and walked into the town from the Station. I took lots of photos and of the Trains and countryside. Would recommend this and will be back again on our next visit. Hopefully we will see some more Stars when we sit in the garden under the breeze.

Also big thank you to you Amanda for being so helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Touring the English Cotswolds

  • 5 of 5

The Vine is a well designed and modern apartment with a bonus of a patio, a beautiful landscapes yard and gorgeous view of the countryside. Features include a luxury bathroom and a big screen television. Cute kitchen with everything you need. We loved our stay here!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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5

Quiet and peaceful in the Cotswolds

  • 5 of 5

We are an Australian couple self catering our way around the UK.

The Vine is a lovely apartment ideally located for exploring the Cotswolds. Really quiet and peaceful.

Amanda is a very thoughtful host who help make our stay very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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a lovely place

  • 5 of 5

a lovely place to stay and chill out also a good place for sightseeing

clean and comfortable

would recommend to any couple

only one against the combi oven not easy to work (need a degree to work it out)but plenty of good pubs to eat out

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The Vine is a perfect location for people who enjoy cycling and walking in the beautiful Cotswolds.

Travel:

6.5 miles to Cheltenham Spa

14 miles to Moreton-in-Marsh with direct trains to London.

Distances:

0.5 mile to the town centre of Winchcombe.

0.6 miles to Sudeley Castle

5 miles to Cheltenham Race Course

8 miles to Cheltenham Town

26 miles from Stratford-Upon-Avon

95 miles from London

Further Details:

Winchcombe has a number of upmarket pubs and restaurants including the Michelin starred Restaurant 5, the 15th Century coaching inn 'The Lion Inn' and the beautiful Tudor House that is The Wesley House Hotel with its AA ** rosette restaurant.

Prescott Speed Hill climb is home to one of the world's most prestigious motor racing venues and holds a number of classic car and bike weekends throughout the year. Prescott is a short drive away.

The historic Sudeley Castle with its award-winning gardens and over a thousand years of history is open April to October and is well worth a visit.

For steam train enthusiasts the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway has its own stop in Winchcombe and holds many family events throughout the year.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2018
19 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£400
for 5 nights
From
£80
£450
 
 
Autumn 2018
3 Sep 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
£400
 
 
GOLD CUP 2019
11 Mar 2019 - 16 Mar 2019
5 night minimum stay
£900
for 5 nights
From
£180
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
£450
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Book Direct with us.
Full payment is required within 6 weeks of booking. A 50% deposit is required if an enquiry is made outside the six weeks.
Minimum 3 night break.

Changeover Day:
Friday or Saturday changeover preferred.

Notes on prices:
The cottage costs £85 per night for a minimum of 3 nights. Bank Holiday weekends, The Cheltenham Gold Cup and Paddy Power race weeks will attract premium rates. Please request prices on application. Please check the price with us if you hope to stay longer than seven nights.
We will only accept week long bookings throughout July and August 2017.
The guest accommodation is an extension of the owner's family home and therefore we ask guests to remain quiet from 10pm onwards.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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