Feather DownOptions & prices
East Sussex, Battle
Rated with 9.5(28 Reviews)
Feather Down’s first ever vineyard, Great Barn, is close to the town of Battle in Sussex. It is an artisan small-scale vineyard specialising in English sparkling wine. It is one of many local vineyards so you can make a tasting tour of the area during your stay. In fact, vineyards have always been part of the history of this part of Sussex since the 11th century; 22 vineyards in the area are listed in the Domesday Book. Your hosts Alison and Neil are ready to tell you about the rapidly expanding English wine scene, making Great Barn the ideal spot for a UK based vineyard holiday. Neil is regularly in the vineyard so don't hesitate to button-hole him about the details of wine making and the viticultural industry when he is out and about.
You may be surprised to learn that the Battle of Hastings did not take place in Hastings - it took place at Battle! Tread in the footsteps of King Harold and the conquering William of Normandy and re-live our island history at the English Heritage visitor attraction next door – the children’s tour is a must. In fact, the Great Barn at the vineyard used to belong to the grounds of the Abbey there. The nearby towns of Rye and Winchelsea are steeped in history and make sure you don’t miss Hastings itself, especially its quaint old town. An added bonus is that you can walk to Battle and to Battle station through the woods so you can have yourselves a sustainable trip to Great Barn.
Indulge yourself in wine-tasting of an afternoon - you deserve it - and at a vineyard this close to London! Better still, if you have booked the canvas hideaway with the hot tub, you can have a soak with glass in hand or cup of tea - it soon becomes clear why it is that this is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The honesty shop is packed with yummy local product to slow cook for dinner. After your hearty meal, you should wear yourselves out exploring the ancient woodland behind your canvas hideaway. After that you can retire to your veranda to sit back, relax and listen to the sounds of nature whilst tasting the fruits of an English vineyard.
Dogs not allowed
What animals will you find on this farm?
Canvas hideaway with en-suite shower
Hot tub available
Canvas hideaway with en-suite shower for 4
Canvas hideaway with farm-house shower
Canvas hideaway with private outdoor shower
Including wood for the wood-burning stove
Including welcome package with bed-linen, towels, candles, matches, washing-up liquid and other basic items
Going without electricity is our greatest luxury
Meet your hosts
Welcome to the Great Barn Vineyard, where you can learn all about the production of our English sparkling wine. We look forward to welcoming you to our little corner of Sussex heaven.
Sit back, relax and listen to nature while you live the wine tasting dream at Great Barn Vineyard
Mrs Martin Moss