This pioneering English vineyard sits in the glorious South Downs with views all the way to the sea. Arrive to a glass of wine or pot of tea; there are regular wine nights with talks, and you can book a tour of the vineyard with wine tasting and lunch. Walk straight onto the South Downs Way from the door.
More poshtel than hostel, you’ll find lots of fresh en suite bedrooms – bring a bunch of friends; one sleeps five (two shower rooms) and those on the ground floor look over the enclosed garden or the driveway.
Breakfast, lovingly cooked and local, is at long tables in the lofty dining room; the innovative dinner and Sunday lunch menus are a treat too – the chef is a keen forager. Spill onto the courtyard for barbecues; settle in to a big communal sitting room made snug with wood-burner, books and games.