How a night at Downton Abbey might benefit your wellbeing!

Wanting to stay at Downton Abbey?

If only …. I’d love someone to bring me breakfast in bed … it would be nice to sit by a log fire in the evenings … have my meals cooked and served – oh, and washed up - by someone else … sit on the window seat and read … I could get used the space and the comfort and the gentler pace of life.

And the Labrador.


“Please could you book me in for a retreat in December?
I stayed with you last year and it was a real blessing (especially the late start to the mornings with breakfast in bed making me feel like I was staying at Downton Abbey!). I wonder if it would be possible to stay in the room with the four poster bed and en-suite bath again?”

(recent email from the Rev VC, a Team Rector)


The Vine at Mays Farm offers more than many other retreat houses might be able to provide - from breakfast in bed (think Downton Abbey of course) to the 17thC candlelit chapel; luxury four poster bed to good wine with supper; the peace and tranquillity of beautifully restored and refurbished listed buildings, to window seats and wood burner stoves, firepit and hammock, large comfy sofas and snuggly throws and blankets. Hot chocolate and home baked goodies; fresh eggs from the local farm and hot chocolate on demand. Bracing local walks or tea in vintage china.

And plenty of time to BE and reflect and be refreshed.

The Vine isn’t Downton of course; but maybe it’s time you treated yourself to a day or three here? Come and see just what it is that makes The Vine so special and different.

Re:FRESh Re:NEW Re:TREAT - to help put the sparkle back in your eyes. Come and rediscover the person God intended you to be!

Come and see just what it is that makes The Vine so special and different.
2014: December: availability 6th -20th
2015: Now booking. See calendar for special events

During November: For all enquiries or to book a fresh new treat, please email