Our Vineyard Eco Cabin; The V-Cab!

by Valley Farm Vineyards in Wissett, England, United Kingdom

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To build an eco glamping cabin in the vines here at Valley Farm Vineyards -all off grid so people can stay and enjoy the space.

by Valley Farm Vineyards in Wissett, England, United Kingdom



Hi - we're Vanessa and Elaine and  we are now in our 5th year at Valley Farm Vineyards in Suffolk where we have been busy renovating this lovely 8 acre vineyard so that our wine maker can make fabulous fine wine. What a great time to be involved in a vineyard as the reputation of English wines continues to grow and there is huge interest in what's happening. Since we have been at Valley Farm Vineyards we have seen an increase in both UK visitors as well as those from overseas.

So far...

Valley Farm Vineyards produce award-winning, vintage, single estate, elegant still and sparkling wines.  In 2016 we won a gold at the UKVA Competition for our 2015 Madeleine Angevine still white aromatic wine.



The Vineyard nestles in an idyllic part of Suffolk, not far from the coast in the Waveney Valley and we welcome many visitors each week.  Suffolk is renowned for its local eclectic food and drink offering, to which Valley Farm Vineyards' wine makes a contribution.  Some of our local producers have already committed to contributing to the sumptuous hamper in the ultimate reward - Scarlet and Mustard, The Fresh Sauce Company, The English Whisky Co; Jarcandy 

A great idea

We've had an idea as its time now to diversify the business to make it economically sustainable. We've chatted this through with our volunteers, friends and networks AND now think we should go for it. The vintage vines in the Marches vineyard is the perfect spot for an eco glamping cabin; secluded and off grid - it will be a great place to stay, to experience vineyard life and to enjoy this lovely space.  So far, we have planning permission and have secured a grant contribution so we've been working hard to take the idea forward.


The plan

The cabin, fondly known as 'The V-Cab' will be situated in the vines. The cabin sleeps two people and four legged friends and tots by arrangement. We will bring water to the site , put in a flushing toilet with septic tank, and incorporate solar panels into the cabin design. The cabin will have a covered porch, bedroom, kitchen, living room and bathroom. There will be parking but not amongst the vines; solar lighting will guide the way and wheelbarrows will take the load.  It will be built of wood from a sustainable source and be fully insulated - eco, comfortable and close to nature - should be fab. We are aiming to get 'The V-Cab' up and running for the 2019 season.

Be a part of it

We have tried to be sustainable in our work so far and 'The V-Cab' will be the next step on this journey, about which we are very excited.

The money we raise through crowdfunding can make this happen. The rewards are a reflection of our Vineyard and all that it has to offer.  We hope they inspire you too.


 Terms and conditions will be on our website.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

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Name that Row

A plaque with the name of your choice (personal or business) on a row of Madeleine Angevine vines for the year 2019. Terms apply.Quarterly E-reports will keep you updated. Join us for harvest 2019 - harvest your row and get to know the team. On release we will send you 3 bottles of Madeleine Angevine 2019 with two tasting glasses and notes. Subject to availability. Plus : Entry into our Grand Draw and Membership of the Vine Lover's Club

£25 or more

Entry into our Grand Draw

Winner of the draw, plus guest, will be able to have a two night stay in the Cabin . We will notify the winner by email and use facebook to let you all know. (To be taken by end Nov 2019 (dates subject to availability) Plus : Membership of our Vine Lover's Club - regular communications as a friend of the vineyard - exclusive club open days eg launch of 2018 wines - one discounted case ( 12 bottles) price.

£50 or more

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Luscious Wine Gift

A gift wrapped bottle of single estate Madeleine Angevine 2017/2018 still white wine with a bar of Tosier (Chocolate Academy 2018 winners) -Suffolk produced chocolate, selected to compliment the wine and the winemaker's tasting notes. Posted to a person of your choice (UK mainland only) for a date of your choosing. Subject to availability. Valid until September 2019. Plus: Entry into our Grand Draw and Membership of the Vine Lover's Club.

£75 or more

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Bubbles Delight

A bottle of our English Sparkling Wine ( traditional method) with a VFV "Especially for You" tag. There will be accompanying tasting notes and "Drinks Biscuits" from the Drinks Bakery ( as recently appeared and backed in Dragons Den). Posted to a person / date of your choice (UK mainland only), subject to availability. Valid until December 2019. Plus: Entry into our Grand Draw and Membership of the Vine Lover's Club.

£150 or more

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'Find Out How' Workshop

2 places for£150. Come to our workshop at the Vineyard on 'Caring for Vines' - a winter pruning focus and learn about the annual cycle too....see it and do it! 1.00 - 4.00 including cheesy scones and a glass of rosé mulled wine. Dates: Tuesday 26th February 2019 Saturday 2nd March 2019 Thursday 7th March 2019 ( Max group size 12 ) Plus: Entry into our Grand Draw and Membership of the Vine Lover's Club

£250 or more

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Try 'The V-Cab'

2 people to stay in 'The V-Cab' - our eco cabin - for 2 nights Sunday - Thursday (not bank holidays). A chilled bottle of our signature Madeleine Angevine 2018/ 2019 single estate still white wine will await you in the fridge. Included too is a self-guided 'tour and taste', giving you the chance to meet the team. To be taken by September 2020. Ring to book. Plus: Membership of the Vine Lover's Club

£500 or more

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Enjoy 'The V-Cab' and VFV Bubbles

2 people will enjoy a 3 night stay in the lovely 'V-Cab'. A bottle of our chilled English Sparkling Wine will await you in the fridge with nibbles and olives sourced from local Suffolk providers. Included is a private tour & tasting experience of our still wines, with tasting glasses and a bottle to take away. Normally only offered to groups. To be taken by Sept 2020. Ring to book. Plus : Membership of the Vine Lover's Club.

£750 or more

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'Know the Grape, Know the Wine, Know the Owners'

Are you looking for a wine tasting event? A business, a club, or a group of friends... A fun event, finding out about the vineyard, our wines and doing some 'vino experiences'. Try 3 of our still wines and our English Sparkling Wine.Take away your own tasting glass and corkscrew. Case discount offer. A radius of 100 miles from IP19. Max group size15. Event is 1.5/2 hours. Subject to our availability. To be taken by August 2020.

£1,000 or more

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'The V-Cab' Supremo

A five night stay in 'The V-Cab' for 2 people including a fabulous Suffolk hamper and our chilled English Sparkling Wine. Time with the owners to learn how the Vineyard works with the option of hands on activity and a wine tasting experience - take your tasting glass away. An invitation to harvest 2019 or 2020 AND a mixed case of still wine produced. Happy to help you plan your itinerary. To be taken by Nov 2020. Ring to book.

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