Popping the cork for Grape Britain
The British wine making industry is booming: with over 400 vineyards across the nation, many of which have won top international awards, the UK is becoming recognised as a first-class region of wine production. We examine a selection of our properties which are situated in close proximity to some of Britains best vineyards. Bottoms up! Hoe Cross Barn is situated in the village of Hambledon, often cited as the location of the rebirth of English commercial wine production as its vineyard has been producing sparkling wine since 1982. This exceptional barn conversion offers spacious and versatile accommodation in well-proportioned, timber framed and vaulted rooms. Following the original conversion, seven years ago, the present owners have completely renovated and refurbished the barn. The main house comprises very spacious living accommodation and five bedroom suites. A further self-contained annex and separate studio/cottage (with all-important wine store!) open up opportunities for flexible living arrangements. Outside there are south facing court yard gardens, main formal gardens and productive orchard and pasture, all set within around 6.65 acres of grounds. This property is on the market for 2,250,000 with our Winchester office. For more information click here.  Belgar is situated in the situated in the Cinque Port Town of Tenterden, also home to Chapel Down winery. The Grade II listed property, which dates back to the sixteenth century, is a fine example of a medieval hall house. Today a comfortable family home, Belgar boasts lofty reception rooms, a kitchen with Aga, four bedrooms, and attic rooms ideal for conversion. The gardens extend to 2.1 acres and include two natural ponds and a kitchen garden. The property is within walking distance of Tenterden High Street and nearby Ashford runs train services to London in just thirty five minutes. The property is on the market for 1,295,000 with our Cranbrook office. For more information, click here  Located in close proximity to Denbies, Britains largest vineyard, Harrow Lodge is also within walking distance of Dorking station and so offers an easy commute into Central London. The early Victorian property boasts many fine traditional period features, airy reception rooms spread over two floors and four spacious bedrooms. The south facing garden comprises both lawn and terrace. Dorking is a charming town which is close to acres of beautifully unspoilt countryside, including Box Hill and the Surrey Hills. The property is on the market for 1,295,000 with our Dorking office. For more information, please click here.