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This West Sussex vineyard staycation is a wine aficionados treat

A luxury staycation on a West Sussex vineyard? Sign us up!

Established  in 2007, and located at the foot of the South Downs National Park, the Tinwood Estate has developed a reputation for the quality of its sparkling wines, including the Estate Brut, the Blanc de Blancs and a summery Rosé. And now it’s offering luxury staycations.

A trio of luxury lodges were added to the estate in 2016, with views over its Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier vines. Just over an hour from London, with the world famous Goodwood Estate nearby, the Tinwood Estate offers a refreshing break with wine tasting tours on your doorstep.

Upon arrival a bespoke designed wine crate is delivered to the room…

Even the headboards are made from bottle corks

The interiors of the three stand alone lodges have been designed to blend into their surroundings. The headboards are made from bottle corks, stools are hewn from barrels and there’s wine related memorabilia to admire.

All lodges feature an extra large king size bed, facing towards the floor to ceiling concertina doors, which open fully onto a generous deck with views over the vines. A sizable corner sofa and table and chairs provide space to relax; in-room facilities include Nespresso coffee machine, fridge with Tinwood wine, and an assortment of glassware, crockery and cutlery. 

Now that’s a view…

Upon arrival a bespoke designed wine crate is delivered to the room with tea, coffee, fresh milk and most importantly, homemade nibbles to enjoy, alongside the wine, on the deck. 

An oversized bathroom includes a walk in rain shower, two person Jacuzzi bath complete with TV, double sink and separate toilet.  A hearty continental breakfast is delivered by hamper to the door to be enjoyed on the private terrace or inside, and includes fresh baked croissants and rolls, a selection of spreads, yoghurt, fruit juice, boiled eggs and cheese. 

The Tinwood tasting room and deck

Behind the lodges, hidden between trees is a barrel sauna for guest use, and a viewing platform, for sundowners overlooking the vines. The Tinwood tasting room and deck is only a few yards away, where guests can enjoy daily wine tastings and tours of the vineyard.

Nearby attractions include the cathedral city of Chichester and the sandy beaches of the Witterings. Within the family farm are plenty of walks and bike trails, and beyond into the National Park for the more energetic guest. Mountain bikes are available free of charge to lodge guests.

While away some time winetasting

Nightly rates start from £195 per night for two people including breakfast. The step-up Winemakers package includes a vineyard tour and wine tasting with cheese, and a bottle of Tinwood to take away.

For availability, visit Tinwood Estate here.

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