Welcome to Vine Cottage


This lovely timbered cottage is situated in the heart of the old village of Astwood Bank, near Redditch, Worcestershire.

Since it was constructed in 1864, it has served as a needle mill, a cobblers shop and in 1906 as the village Social Club, when it was opened by Mr George Cadbury of the Cadbury chocolate fame.

The first photograph shows the occasion of the opening of the village Social Club, and the other two images show Vine Cottage today. Click on any small image to take a closer look.

Vine Cottage in 1906 Vine Cottage today - front Vine Cottage today - back

However, old George is by no means the only celebrity to have visited us. Only recently we played host to Mr & Mrs Roy Hudd and before them, members of the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain and the legendary rock band Ocean Colour Scene.

But then as far as we are concerned, all our guests are celebrities - and all can expect the same celebrity treatment from your hosts, Dave and Jill Sealey.

What's nearby?

Based on the very eastern edge of Worcestershire (click here to view a map of our location), we're within very easy reach of many wonderful places both in this county and in neighbouring Warwickshire. Whether you are here for history or sport, for business or holidaymaking, there's plenty to see and do.

Shakespeare's own town of Stratford-upon-Avon is just twenty minutes away, with The Cotswolds, the Malvern Hills, and the elegant Georgian towns of Cheltenham and Leamington easily reached within the hour. Click here for more details of the many local attractions.

Contact us today. We look forward to welcoming you!

From our Google listing testimonials: Just perfect. We arrived late at night to a very warm welcome... The room was spacious - tastefully decorated and the cleanest B&B we have ever stayed in, and we have stayed in quite a few. Dave and Jill are warm friendly people who do everything in their power to ensure that you enjoy your stay, nothing was too much trouble. I will be back again soon... Nick, August 2010

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