Winchcombe, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England
- english, french
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. For people who enjoy cooking a single induction hob and combination microwave oven are also provided. You really only need your own fresh ingredients which can be bought from the local grocery store. Parking is a premium in Winchcombe and many properties are unable to offer a designated parking space. The Vine can offer you secure off road parking for one car at the property address. From The Vine it is only a short 5 minute walk into the centre of Winchcombe where all the amenities, shops, pubs and restaurants are. For some people they park up and really don't use their car all stay as Winchcombe is in the heart of the Cotswold Walking Route and one can escape into the countryside as soon as you step outside the property. If you need somewhere to store your bikes or wellie boots, additional space can be provided.
What makes this Apartment unique
Quiet Location within a short walk of the town centre. 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.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The vine is fine
Great property for two and very nice family to stay with who never intruded but we're there if needed. The vine is just the right distance from the town to be peaceful yet within easy walking distance to pubs etc.
Excellent place to stay, very clean and an ideal base for some lovely walks. Property owner very helpful and welcoming. Hope to return next year.
Great property and location
Lovely, comfortable place to stay. Small kitchen space a slight downside but perfect for breakfast and snacks and there are plenty of good pubs, restaurants and cafes to eat in within walking distance.
Great location for walking and exploring.
Beautiful place to stay
Absolutely beautiful, very comfortable bed with amazing view from the bedroom window.. Beautiful outlook from the patio doors .
Only downside for us personally was the cooking facilities, but plenty of places nearby to eat out.
Perfect place to stay for some lovely walks especially Sudley Castle..
Enjoyed our stay very much!
Lovely accommodation in a lovely place. Good base for walking. Very peaceful break and helpful host.
Exceptionally nice stay
We have just had a lovely stay at the vine. We found this to be an excellent base to visit all the places we wanted to visit during our stay. The property was very clean and comfortable, the bathroom was particularly nice. Every effort was made to make us feel at home and we would like to thank Amanda for making our holiday so enjoyable. (the 4 days of sun helped also!)
I would have no hesitation in recommending this property.
Special interest holidays:
The Vine is a perfect location for people who enjoy cycling and walking in the beautiful Cotswolds.
6.5 miles to Cheltenham Spa
14 miles to Moreton-in-Marsh with direct trains to London.
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
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.