If you’re anything like me, you love a good glass of wine. I think most of us would agree that there’s nothing quite like relaxing at the end of the day with someone special and a bottle of your favourite vino.
But it’s also nice to discover new wines and going on a wine tasting day is a great way to do this. Not only that, but you’ll get to try locally produced products and potentially find a new staple for your wine collection.
Of course, if you have to travel to the wine tasting, you aren’t going to be able to make the most of it. After all, you can’t drink and drive. Yes, you could use public transport but it can get expensive. So, why not find a vineyard that offers a place to rest your head after a long afternoon of wine tasting?
No matter where you are in the UK, there are tons of vineyards offering overnight stays. From glamping pods to luxurious hotels, you’re sure to find something that tickles your fancy on our list of the top 10 UK vineyards stays near me.
1 The Tickled Trout – Kent
The Tickled Trout is a welcoming and comfortable place to stay and the vineyard is known for producing a selection of some of the UKs most beautiful wines; both still and sparkling. The vineyard is actually a part of the Hush Heath Estate located some 20 minutes down the road.
The rooms here are contemporary and uber comfortable so, after you’ve exhausted yourself trying all those stunning wines, you’ll have somewhere that you look forward to retiring too.
There’s also a traditional pub onsite serving hearty and delicious food so you’ll fill your belly too. And what’s best of all is that it costs as little as £75 a night to stay here. Perfect for an affordable weekend getaway.
You’ll find lots of things to do including tours of the vineyard and plenty of free tastings. But if you happen to have had enough of the grapevine then you could indulge in some of the beautiful local walking trails.
2 Brooks Country House – Herefordshire
Luxurious and grand are two words that I’d use to sum up Brooks Country House. This breathtaking property features a hotel and restaurant as well as its famous white wine selection.
The rooms here are second to none and furnished in a boutique style, all with their own en-suite. If you’re looking for a comfortable weekend away then there aren’t many other places I’d run to suggest.
In the summertime, you can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and there are plenty of sports and fitness activities including an on site gym. You could be forgiven for thinking that all of this would come at a very steep price but you can stay at Brooks Country Hotel for as little as £67 a night!
3 Rathfinny Wine Estate – East Sussex
One of the things that brings people back to Rathfinny time and time again are the glorious views over the sloped vineyards. Moreover, the flint barns are one of the main attractions so if you want to snap some Instagram-worthy pics then this is the perfect location.
Inside your accommodation, you’ll find exposed brickwork, snug spots with large leather sofas and a wood burning stove. I’d highly recommend this cosy location for a winter getaway although if you do head to Rathfinny in the summer, the pretty courtyard is the perfect place to relax.
As well as the vineyard, you’ll find a gastro-pub serving tasty food all day and if you head over there in the morning, you can treat yourself to one of the most hearty breakfasts in the country. Once you’re full up, why not walk off those calories by heading down to the coast which is just a few miles down the road to take in the view?
4 Tinwood Vineyard Glamping – West Sussex
Head to Tinwood if you want to visit one of the most well renowned vineyards in the country. Here, you can go on one of the many vineyard tours which is followed by a wine tasting in a perfect tasting room.
The estate also hosts festivals such as the Goodwood Speed Festival so you won’t be short on things to do. Moreover, the local area has plenty to keep you occupied and if you prefer to stay on site, you could even add afternoon tea or a cheese platter to your wine tasting session to soak up all the booze!
I would recommend their glamping site for anyone who wants to bring their pet along as this is a pet friendly site. What’s more, the glamping pods give you the perfect place to watch the sun go down over the vines.
5 Three Choirs – Gloucestershire
I don’t know about you but I’m a sucker for anything that’ll make a great photograph… and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Three Choirs in Gloucestershire. Inside the property, there are elegant floor to ceiling windows that give you the prime spot to look out across the vineyard and over the neighbouring lake.
Your accommodation also comes with a private veranda where you can sit and enjoy the scenery, sample some of the local wines and simply relax. There are some wonderful vinos produced here and the Pinot Noir rose is one of the most popular choices.
When you book a stay at Three Choirs, you’ll get a discounted rate for the vineyard tour and wine tasting which is always a bonus. What I really love about this one is that, not only do you get the tour but to finish, they offer you a tapas lunch!
6 Oxney Organic – East Sussex
If it’s just you and your partner or perhaps an intimate gathering of friends, Oxney is the ideal location. This is a traditional English cottage that sleeps up to seven people and it’s located right on the edge of the vineyard.
The inside of the cottage feels cosy and rustic and the views are honestly amazing. However, if you feel as though the cottage might be a little too large, there’s also a shepherd’s hut on site that can also be rented out.
In both accommodations you will receive complimentary wine and there’s also a wood burning stove so, if you come in winter, you can cosy up and enjoy your free gift.
7 Sharpham Wine Estate Bathing House – Devon
For couples looking for a romantic vineyard break, the Bathing House at Sharpham Wine Estate is one to beat. It’s a grade 2 listed building that sits on the River Dart and has beautiful views of the local scenery. What’s more, many would agree that Sharpham is one of the most eye catching and pretty vineyards in the UK with trails of vines running down to the river.
You will be able to sample some of the vineyard’s best wines and since there is also a dairy on site, you’ll benefit from trying some local cheeses too. I told you this was a romantic break!
Sharpham also boasts a cafe where you can try out seasonal dishes so this is a great spot for foodies. If you want something a little more active then you’ll be pleased to know that there is also a swimming pool on site for you to enjoy.
This place really does sound too good to be true so you might think that it’ll break the bank to stay here. But that isn’t the case; it’ll cost just £555 for a week, that works out at just £79 a night.
8 Llanerch Vineyard Hotel – South Wales
One of the main things that attracts people to the Llanerch vineyard hotel is the amazing restaurant. If you’re just as much a foodie as you are a wine lover then this might be the perfect place for you to come and stay.
You have a choice of enjoying a traditional afternoon tea with some of the best scones in Wales or, if you prefer later dining, you can indulge in the unique dinner time menu.
What’s more, there’s even an on site cookery school run by top chef, Angela Grey if you want to hone your skills in the kitchen.
Of course, you’re probably wondering about the vineyard tour which is one of the best in the country. You’ll wander through the stunning vines that offer plenty of photo opportunities as try some of the vineyard’s bests Cariad wines.
When you’re done, you can return to your luxury accommodation that’s elegantly furnished and very comfortable.
9 The Fallow Treehouse – Hampshire
Staying at a vineyard is exciting anyway but when you add a treehouse into the mix, things are taken up a notch. If you want to stay among nature then the Fallow Treehouse is the perfect spot. But don’t worry, this is a luxurious, glamorous tree house with all the creature comforts you’ll need for a cosy stay.
The treehouse sits at the edge of the Black Chalk vineyard and is nestled among several mature trees. You’ll be able to make use of an outdoor bathtub and really get back in touch with Mother Nature. There are also truffle hunts going on in the neighbouring land if you want to find some tasty natural treats.
Your accommodation comes with a complimentary bottle of the Black Chalk classic from 2015. In the mornings, if you’re staying during harvest season, your treehouse provides the perfect vantage point for watching the pickers collect the grapes ready for this year’s batch.
10 Denbies Vineyard Hotel
Denbies is probably a vineyard that most of you will have heard of and that’s because it’s one of the most well known in the country. What’s more, Denbies is also one of the oldest English vineyards and it’s spread over a whopping 265 acres.
They grow a wide selection of grapes here including bacchus, chardonnay and pinot noir. Sitting among the grapevines, there is a beautiful hotel that features contemporary rooms and a comfortable stay.
Denbies offers several wine tasting tours so you can choose one that most tickles your fancy. And when you’re done, there are a couple of restaurants on site to choose from so you will certainly be spoiled for choice.