STAY AT A VINEYARD
On Sussex’s rolling South Downs lies Rathfinny, a vineyard planted in 2012 complete with a state-of-the-art, RIBA Award-nominated winery. Go now for a whistlestop tour of the blossoming vines – including a tasting – and stop for a night in the beautifully converted Flint Barns. Dogs are welcome and Ade, the estate cook, will make up excellent packed lunches for £7.95 per picnicker. Try a glass of Rathfinny’s current wine, ‘Cradle Valley’ – a beautiful home-grown Pinot Gris – accompanied with a view of the English Channel (double rooms from £95 per night; rathfinnyestate.com).