From terroir to cellar, grape to glass, and now too vineyard to hotel, as part of our tour experiences we would be happy to assist with your accommodation arrangements to make things even easier for you. Either leave it to us to complete your perfect wine escape or find inspiration from our recommended partners below.
We may know a lot about Kent & Sussex food and drink but we also know a thing or two about the best places to bed down. To make your experience with us even more relaxing use our concierge service to arrange your local accommodation. We have a growing list of hotel and B&B partners, all selected for their excellence, diversity and locations, from beautifully converted town homes and private B&B’s to idyllic country estates and even shepherd huts.
The George in Rye, Rye, Sussex
Situated on the cobbled high street in medieval Rye, The George in Rye is one of England’s most highly regarded small hotels and one of The Sunday Times’ 100 best places to stay in the UK in 2018. A Grade II listed bolt-hole, The George has 34 beautiful individually-decorated bedrooms and junior suites. The Grill restaurant features Rye Bay fish and seafood, Romney Marsh lamb and local vegetables cooked predominantly on a wood-charcoal grill. The bar, The George Tap, champions locally-produced drinks and wines from vineyards in Kent & Sussex. There is a sunny courtyard garden and an elegant Georgian ballroom for weddings and special events.
Wadhurst Castle Cottages, Wadhurst, Sussex
Wadhurst Castle Cottage is a charming Regency self catering holiday cottage with well proportioned rooms, creating a light, spacious and welcoming self catering holiday home for up to 6 guests in 3 bedrooms and an additional sofa bed available in the sitting room if more feels like merrier.
Located in the parkland of historic Wadhurst Castle, near Royal Tunbridge Wells and within easy reach of the seaside holiday resorts of Brighton, the fishing village of Rye and Hastings, it is well positioned for visiting a wealth of National Trust properties, including Hever Castle (Anne Boleyn’s childhood home), Rudyard Kipling’s Bateman’s, and Winston Churchill’s Chartwell, to name but a few.
The Mermaid Inn, Rye, Sussex
The Mermaid Inn has 31 unique rooms, each one is named after a person from the history of the Inn and Rye. The Mermaid Inn is a genuine example of Tudor architecture and construction, and with magnificent carved beds, secret passage ways and concealed doors behind bookcases, the Caen stone fireplaces and wattle and daub walls, is maintained for the experience of the many guests.
The cellars date from 1156 and the building rebuilt in 1420 following a fire.
Experience a drink in the Giant’s Fireplace Bar and imagine how the Hawkhurst Gang, local smugglers in the 1730s and 1740s, caroused in the bar. Can you see the secret passageway entrance?
Barnfield House, Hawkhurst, Kent
A family-owned 5-bedroom holiday rental which sleeps 10 and includes a 2-acre gardens and offers glorious views. Explore the Garden of England and spend quality time with your family and friends at Barnfield House, a gorgeous holiday rental in the glorious Weald of Kent. Known as the Garden of England, the area has famous gardens, centuries-old heritage sites, great beaches, and fun-filled family escapes. It’s one of the best destinations for a short break or long holiday in the UK. London is just over an hour away by train, and there are super-fast links to Europe too.
Bramley House Bed & Breakfast, Kilndown, Kent
Kilndown is a small, friendly hamlet in a lovely part of the countryside on the Kent/Sussex border. This well placed country home with 4 double bedrooms has been featured in both The Wealden Times and 25 Beautiful Homes magazine. Surrounded by many local interests, only a short hop from the famous towns of Tunbridge Wells, Rye, Tenterden and Hastings with many shops, restaurants and cafés. It’s also a two minute walk from the locally famous Small Holding pub, recent winners of Best Restaurant in Sussex.
Tillingham Winery Estate, Peasmarsh, Sussex
Tillingham is set amongst 70 acres of rolling hills and woodlands with far reaching views along the Tillingham River valley and across to the fortified, hill top town of Rye, East Sussex, to the sea and the Romney salt marshes beyond.
Tillingham estate not only produces incredible natural wines which are shaking up the wine world but they will also soon have eleven rooms, in what was formally a hop barn. The rooms all enjoy great views across the estate and the original Victorian farmstead. In addition to the rooms, later this summer they will have three canvas bell tents in their own secluded location adjacent to the farm courtyard garden.