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Checking in, checking out: Three Choirs Vineyard, Newent

by on June 17, 2013

Oh, British weather how I love thee. But us travellers don’t let a bit of damp putting us off imagining roaring sunshine. And in fact, if I was being really demanding, that was all I would have needed to make this getaway absolutely perfect.

Last week, Mr TravelEachDay and I mini-breaked our way over to the Cotswolds, almost all the way to the Welsh border. I’ll be writing about the area in another post, but here I’m going to focus on what was our gorgeous bed for the night – a spacious ground floor suite in one of the UK’s most successful wineries – the Three Choirs Vineyard.

photo(20)We snapped up an awesome deal from Travelzoo (this is not a sponsored post – I’d really recommend signing up for their deals newsletter!) and for £89, we scored a lovely room for the night, a cooked breakfast, a wine tour and tasting, plus a bottle of sparkling wine produced by the vines lying outside out door. Not bad, I say. Here’s what I loved:

  • The warm welcome in the on-site reception and shop (full of the in-house wines and other lovely treats to take home)
  • The American motel-style parking space right outside our room
  • The huge bathroom (turned out we had the disabled room and I’d recommend it if it’s not required by someone in a wheelchair!)
  • The pretty patio framed by vines and kitted out with a little wrought iron table and chairs overlooking the vineyard

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  • The sparkling wine waiting for us (obviously) and the locally made brownies – yum
  • The amazing on-site restaurant (not cheap but worth every penny in my opinion – the asparagus with poached egg and hollandaise and my pomegranate and rhubarb cheesecake was to die for)
  • The fab choice of brekkie (Full English, eggs benedict or smoked salmon and scrambled egg, along with continental accompaniments)
  • The fact it didn’t feel like a hotel, or a B&B, or an apartment. It was… different.

We stayed in one of the eight Vineyard rooms, housed in a single storey block to the right of the restaurant and just below the winery. There’s also the option to splash out on one of the three Lodges, located 500 metres away from the other buildings. Nestled among the vines, these look perfect for a mini-moon or family break. I liked the idea that you could have a breakfast hamper delivered to your Lodge, rather than traipsing up the hill for breakfast. Very romantic.photo(21)

The rooms aren’t exactly an exercise in contemporary boutique design, but they are perfect for their purpose – gazing out across the rare view of an English valley decked with grapevines. And – rain or shine – what could be better than that?

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