Vine and Country Tours | UK


From grape to glass, and now too hotel to vineyard, as part of our tour experiences we would be happy to help inspire your local accommodation arrangements from our list of recommended partners below.

We may know a lot about Kent & Sussex food and drink but we also know a thing or two about the best places to bed down. We have a growing list of boutique hotel and B&B partners, all selected for their excellence, diversity and locations, from beautifully converted town homes and private B&B’s to idyllic country estates and even castles!

The Mermaid Inn, Rye, Sussex

The Mermaid Inn has 31 unique rooms enclosed within a genuine example of Tudor architecture and construction, with magnificent carved beds, secret passage ways and concealed doors behind bookcases, the Caen stone fireplaces and wattle and daub walls, are maintained for the experience of the many guests. The cellars date from 1156 and the building rebuilt in 1420 following a fire.

Wickham Manor, Winchelsea, East Sussex

Wickham Manor B&B is a stunning 16th Century home now owned by the National Trust. It has been the home of Sally and Charles Mason Palmer and their family since 1998, who also farm the surrounding 750 acres in Winchelsea, near Rye. They also happen to make exceptional sparkling wines and the manor has been the filming location for many period dramas.
Accommodation Kent, boutique wine tours

Lavender Cottage, Iden, Rye, East Sussex

Lavender Cottage dates to the 17th century and found in Iden,  just 2 miles north of the popular town of Rye. With original quarry tile floors, inglenook fireplace and exposed beams, this holiday home is a true slice of Sussex history. It offers holiday accommodation for up to six people and provides the ambiance for a relaxed rural stay, yet close to the facilities of many surrounding towns and villages.

Barnfield House, Hawkhurst, Kent

A family-owned 5-bedroom holiday rental which sleeps 10 and includes a 2-acre gardens and offers glorious views. Explore the Garden of England and spend quality time with your family and friends at Barnfield House in the glorious Weald of Kent. Known as the Garden of England, the area has famous gardens, centuries-old heritage sites, beaches, and family escapes.

The Old Rectory, Hastings, East Sussex

Come spend some time by the seaside. On the edge of Hastings historic old town, the gorgeous contemporary house and beautiful walled garden of the Old Rectory provides relaxed yet luxurious boutique accommodation. Stay here and find out why they are one of Conde Nast travellers, ‘favourite affordable hotels’.

Tillingham Winery Estate, Sussex

Tillingham Estate is set amongst 70 acres of rolling hills and woodlands with far reaching views along the Tillingham River valley and across to the fortified, hill top town of Rye, to the sea and the Romney salt marshes beyond. The estate also produces excellent natural wines, has it’s own farm to table restaurant and a well stocked wine bar.

Frasers of Egerton, Stag's Barn, Kent

Frasers offers unique, luxurious accommodation situated in three beautiful period buildings; a Kentish ragstone oast house, a converted former stable block and a former cart-barn. Frasers includes an award-winning restaurant on site and is located in the heart of the Kent Countryside making them a the perfect getaway for that special occasion.

Oxney Organic Estate, Vineyard House, Sussex

Oxney Organic Estate has a wonderful house next to the vineyard. The Vineyard House is very old, probably dating back to Jacobean times and has a plethora of beams, fun features and not exactly horizontal floors. In addition Oxney estate is one of our favourite vineyard partners creating organic wines of finesse and excellence.

Oxney Organic Estate, Shepherds Huts, Sussex

Oxney Shepherd’s Huts are located in a small paddock facing rows of Chardonnay vines next to one of their many ancient oak trees. It would be mad not to enjoy the complimentary bottle of Oxney Sparkling wine. Don’t underestimate their size, these huts are super cosy including plenty of thoughtful comforts as well as a fire pit and outdoor seating for your perfect evening after your wine tour.

The Vines of Rochester Hotel, Kent

In the heart of Rochester, moments’ from the historic Castle and Cathedral is the The Vines Hotel. A magnificent building currently being restored to become a stunning boutique hotel and restaurant. With a selection of rooms and dining experiences, there will be something for everyone. Enjoy breakfast, indulge in some classic cocktails or dine with views of the beautifully landscaped gardens.

The Bell Inn, Ticehurst, Kent

The Bell is a truly unique place to stay. Seven quirky hotel bedrooms and four rustic lodges set in a garden of whimsy on the Kent and Sussex border. They offer an ideal base from which to tour the vines with us, explore the gems of the South East from Hastings and Tunbridge Wells to Rye. Probably should mention that these guys are also a wonderful award-winning pub just for good measure.

Leeds Castle, Broomfield, Kent

For a truly legendary stay how about a stay at the historic Leeds Castle. Former ostentatious party palace and residence for Kings and Queens from Edward I to Henry VIII. The castle and grounds offer a range of stays from cottages and barns to rooms in the castle itself and is ideally located for you to start your English Wine journey and explore the rest of Kent.
Accommodation Kent, boutique wine tours

The Gallivant Hotel and Spa, East Sussex

Just across the road from the amazing Camber sands, the Gallivant was recently listed in the top 56 hotels in the world. Apart from the fresh air, breathtaking beaches, food so good you may not make the beach and deeply comfy rooms and beds you could also indulge in a spot of yoga or massage following a long day exploring local wines and foods.
Sussex wine tour packages, English vineyard tours

Bramley House Bed & Breakfast, Kent

Kilndown is a friendly hamlet nestled in the countryside on the Kent/Sussex border. This well placed country home includes 4 double bedrooms and is surrounded by many local interests. The shops restaurants and cafés of Tunbridge Wells, Rye, Tenterden and Hastings are also not far. It’s also a two minute walk from the locally famous Small Holding pub, recent winners of Best Restaurant in Sussex.

The Woolpack Inn, Warehorn, Kent

A beautiful 16th century inn nestled in the peacefully picturesque village of Warehorne. The Woolpack is opposite St Matthew’s church and surrounded by grazing Romney Marsh sheep. There’s a wonderfully welcoming bar, comforting food and five characterful guest rooms. Stay with them in one of five stunning suites, each one unique and full of character.
Accommodation Kent, boutique wine tours

Hydrangea House, Hythe, Kent

The perfect peaceful holiday home for families or friends. Beautifully renovated it’s as luxurious as a boutique hotel but you won’t miss breakfast if you fancy a lie in. Away from the hustle and bustle of some of our busier coastal towns, Hythe is perfect for a traditional seaside holiday without noisy arcades and tacky shops. A short jaunt from the sea and surrounded by plenty of walks and cycle trails.

The Flackley Ash Hotel and Spa, East Sussex

Peace and tranquility in the countryside. A charming, privately owned Georgian Country House Hotel, set in mature gardens, with 44 individually styled rooms, swimming pool, spa & restaurant. The perfect base. Nestled deep in the East Sussex countryside, surrounded by rolling fields and wildlife, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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