About this listing
The Vine Cabin is a hand built snug insulated wooden cabin with woodburner, within sight and sound of the River Wreake where you can use our canoes . Sleeps up to 5 (2 in bunks), basic cooking facilities. Canoe building holidays by arrangement. The built in bunk can take 2 people ( increasing the capacity to 6, but they need to be friendly!!). Please bring sleeping bags especially if you are "instant booking".There is no cleaning fee, as our guests kindly keep the place nice before they leave,
There is a double bed with a single bunk above, plus a single bed and a further built in bunk ( which can take 2 children) . Both the bunks are close to the ceiling and are accessible only if you are pretty agile. Please bring sleeping bags. Pillows and towels provided. There is a woodburning stove, and logs are provided.
Have a go in our canoes on the river which runs right by the property. There are two comfortable fishing pegs near the cabin.
In the summer we offer Canoe Building Holidays by arrangement.
You will be able to use the canoes on our river, and feed our friendly goat over the fence.
There is a "Futility Room" where you can use the washing machine and large tumble dryer, just leave £1 on each machine if you use it. There is an electric car charging point where we "currently charge" ( no pun intended) £5 for an overnight charge. All our electricity is from green sources ( wind power from the grid, plus 10kW solar array)
Interaction with guests
You can keep yourself to yourself, or you can come and ask us if you need anything, our house is on the same property, just 50 metres from the cabin. I am particularly keen to hear your suggestions about the cabin and things which would make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable. You are always welcome to take a canoe paddling on the quiet river near the cabin.
Other things to note
If you like basic accommodation in a rural setting, you will love it here.
However, if you are looking for Travelodge or Premier Inn, we are NOT it!!
You are welcome to use our canoes on the river here.
We have an electric vehicle charging point available ( currently £5 for an overnight charge)
No smoking ( except on the landing stage by the river)
Pets are permitted ( but not on the beds, thanks)
Although it says "bring sleeping bags" let us know if you need bedding provided, especially if you are coming long distance. Towels and Pillows provided anyway.
Plenty of parking on the driveway, and in summer time careful drivers can drive right round to the side of the cabin to park
You are welcome to use the Tree House, but please secure the gate when you leave so parents can decide if their children are to go up..
You may feed the chickens and the goat, throw your veg peelings and crusts over the fence to them.
Children must wear buoyancy aids ( these are provided) if they go down to the landing stage, or go on the canoes.
Canoes: these are generally available for use 365 days a year, although not when the river is swollen. However, downstream is a weir, so paddle upstream initially. You will be able to go about 350 metres before the river gets too shallow and fast.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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Hi, we are John and Carole from Brooksby in Leicestershire in the very middle of England. We have 4 children and three grandchildren. We live by a quiet river, and love hosting visitors in our two home built cabins. We first discovered Airbnb has guests in Corfu, and have since been Airbnb guests in Paris, Turin and Hay on Wye.
John runs canoe building holidays here. You may well see canoe building going on during your stay.
"Seize the day" "Follow the evidence wherever it leads" "if you look for a happy person you will find them building a boat"