Wine not? Vineyard vacations with Pitchup.com
Apr 1 2014 Posted by Samantha Marsh
--Cornwall, Worcestershire & Kent--
Scotland is probably the last on the list when it comes to the world of wine, however it appears that come September all may change as the country’s very first wine grapes are set to be harvested from a vineyard on the south coast of Fife. With this in mind, outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com have revealed three wine-derful getaways to sunny sites near popular British vineyards. From Cornwall to Kent, check out this lovely list of vineyard vacations.
1. Cornwall’s finest… from £12.00pppn
Bodmin, Cornwall:Pitchup.com has availability on its wigwams at Ruthern Valley Holidays this season with prices starting from £60.00 per night based on five people sharing (£12.00pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Located just a five-minute drive from award-winning, world-class vineyard Camel Valley, this friendly site is tucked into a tree-filled valley near Bodmin Moor. The site offers guests the unique opportunity to relish the ravishing natural surroundings. Roam the woods, build dens and spot wildlife, or feed the resident chickens and hens. Swap the booms of bars and the busy bingo nights for the sweet sound of babbling brooks at Ruthern Valley.
Camel Valley Vineyard has been producing the finest wines since 1989. Located in an idyllic setting near the famous Camel River, visitors can take a tour of the spectacular vineyard and taste the goods for themselves on the sunny terrace.
The wonderfully spacious and stylishly furnished wooden wigwams come with built-in beds, electricity, plug sockets, a heater and plenty of storage. A fridge, kettle and microwave are also provided. On-site facilities include a launderette, toilet block and shower block.
2. Wine and dine in Worcestershire – from £11.25pppn (saving 25%)
Malvern, Worcestershire: Pitchup.com is offering 25% off its yurts at Out to Grass between 7-13 May with prices starting from £45.00 (was £60.00) per night based on four people sharing (£11.25pppn) saving £3.75pppn (25%). Two-night minimum stay. For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Located just a short drive from award-winning Lovells & Tiltridge Vineyards, this family-run farm site is just moments from the beautiful Malvern Hills and boasts far-reaching views of the surrounding countryside. The site offers a real home from home and even provides guests with a camp stew every Friday evening around the communal campfire, followed by hot chocolate. A covered recreation area has a pool table, balance boards, slackline, comfy sofas and communal kitchen, with new toilet and shower facilities.
Lovells Vineyard is a 1.5-acre site that produces award-winning British classics, most recently winning the Silver Award at the UKVA National Wine Competition. Visitors can arrange to tour the vineyards and taste the wine themselves in its spectacular riverside location.
The yurts are traditionally furnished providing authentic Mongolian charm. They sleep four people and include four single beds with bedding, firewood and tea-making facilities. There’s a great range of on-site facilities for guests to use.
3. Bottles up in Kent… from £3.75pppn
Ashford, Kent: Pitchup.com has availability on its electric grass pitches at Braid Farm this season with prices starting from £15.00 per night based on four people sharing (£3.75pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Situated just ten minutes from Biddenden Vineyards, and twenty minutes from Chapel Down winery, this small site is perfectly situated for wine lovers. The site is exceptionally well-kept and offers the very best in wild camping. Home-cooked food is available and the friendly owner does all he can to ensure guests have a memorable stay. There’s a well-stocked fishing lake on site teeming with a variety of fish including tench and bream, and it only costs £3 a day to fish. Even well-behaved four-legged friends are welcome at this lovely site.
Biddenden Vineyard is Kent’s oldest commercial vineyard which is set in 23 acres of beautiful Kentish countryside. Eleven varieties of grape are grown to produce top-quality wines, which guests are more than welcome to try on the guided tour. Meanwhile, Chapel Down is the market leader in English wines and produces distinctive, World Class wines. Visitors are free to stroll in the grounds including the beautiful old herb garden and the vineyards.
The electric grass pitches cater for tents, tourers and motorhomes and feature a 16-amp hook-up and no restriction on pitch size. Includes an awning, gazebo, pup tent and up to two dogs.
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Notes to editors
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