Posted Sep 28, 2015
We chose Vine Cottage because of its proximity to Stonehenge, not knowing anything else about it, but were delighted to find ourselves in the perfect B&B for our first night in England, and the best B&B of our visit. Ben and Mary were wonderful, gracious, and welcoming hosts. Not only did they take great care of us, but they were incredibly helpful and patient in orienting this newly arrived clutch of disoriented Yanks.
The setting--in the small town of Rowde--was charming. The cottage's back garden, complete with flowers and chickens (fresh eggs at breakfast!) was lovely and fresh. Our daughter, who loves animals, admired the donkeys in the pasture across from the cottage. Rowde is a traditional English town, with thatched homes, walking paths, and narrow roads.
After an excellent breakfast (we recommend 'Ben's Mess'), Ben and Mary sent us on a walk to a local canal that boasts a set of 16 working locks. A beautiful sight! We regretted that we had booked for only a night, and would have enjoyed exploring Rowde and its surroundings further--maybe next time! We would definitely do it again.