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woman and home august 2015

Country File, January 2017

"What’s your new years resolution for 2017?"

"If you've got a long weekend and a desire to scratch that creative itch, sign up for one of Vinegar Hill's three-day pottery classes. You'll learn to throw pots on a wheel as well as shaping clay by hand, with plenty of cake and a hearty lunch as a reward for your efforts. You can take your fired creations home with you, too..."

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Country File, January 2017



telegraph

The Week, January 2017

"b&bs that run courses"

"A Victorian manor house on the Hampshire coast, is filled with ceramics by David Rogers. His pottery courses end with a "dramatic" Raku firing session (from £80 for a double, £100 for a one-day course; www.vinegarhillpottery.co.uk)."

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The Week, January 2017



telegraph

Telegraph, January 2017

"New year, new hobby?"

"The cobalt blues and rich browns of David’s ceramics fill the old stables of the Victorian manor house, a narrow staircase spirals up to a modern loft with a cathedral ceiling, and the ground-floor garden suite has its own sitting room and patio. Sign up for a one or three-day pottery course, master the wheel, and end with a dramatic Raku firing session..."

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Woman & Home, August 2015



woman and home august 2015

Woman & Home, August 2015

"Running a B&B means your home is your job..."

"I used to work for a travel company that specialised in trips to Latin America. It was a dream job but it meant a
lot of travel so once we had children it no longer suited me. My husband and I have always been risk takers. In our twenties we bought a derelict pub where we were
living in Bristol that had been repossessed..."

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Woman & Home, August 2015



Telegraph June 2015

The Telegraph, June 2015

"Britain's quirkiest B&Bs"

"Located in the peaceful coastal village of Milford on Sea, near the New Forest, Vinegar Hill is a B&B with a difference; it doubles as a pottery school. The accommodation is far from your average seaside B&B, and guests can even stay in Rosie, the beautifully-restored 19th-century gypsy wagon..."

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The Telegraph Website, June 2015



Portsmouth Life Glamping Article

Portsmouth Life, Summer Edition 2014

"Lovely alternative to a tent.."

"Found in the lovely seaside village of Milford
on Sea on the edge of the New Forest is
Rosie the Gypsy Wagon. Dating back to
the 1800s, Rosie has been restored in
beautiful style with some lovely touches
and original features..."

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Portsmouth Life, Summer Edition 2014



The Times February 2014

The Times, February 2014

"Minimalist loft rooms with exposed beams.."

"The main building is a Victorian manor house
where pottery classes are run by David Rogers, who teaches guests how to spin a pottery wheel
as well as how to mould pieces by hand..."

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The Times, February 2014



Coast Magazine November 2013

Coast, November 2013

"Under the expert guidance of Potter David Rogers at Vinegar Hill Pottery, you will be able to finish 3 pieces by the end of the day, as our writer Faith Eckersall revieals.."

"Visitors have chance to bond over their spinning wheels and indecent amounts of cake.
Because of the location - a five minute walk from Milford-on-sea beach - these plenty of opportunity to finish a hard days potting with a swim or a paddle or a walk by the shore..."

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Coast Magazine, November 2013



Alistair Sawdays

Alister Sawdays - Special Places to Stay

"Talented hosts offer pottery courses and serve breakfast in eclectic bedrooms in the old estate stables. Stroll to village pub and beach"

"A sylvan setting, stylish pottery, a young and talented family. The cobalt blues and rich browns of David’s ceramics fill the old stables of a Victorian manor house. Take pottery courses (one hour to a long weekend) or just enjoy the creative Mexican-inspired décor..."

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Woman and Home, September 2013



Reviews from national press and travel guides...

Woman and Home September 2013

Women and Home, September 2013

"Be inspired on one of these creative getaways closer to home..."

"HAMPSHIRE Stay at Vinegar Hill Pottery B&B in Milford-on-Sea and you can also throw in sessions with a professional potter. Three day tuition is £365pp, including 3 nights B&B. See vinegarhillpottery.co.uk."

Woman and Home, September 2013



The Guardian, Best B and B, August 2013

The Guardian, August 2013

"the best B&Bs on the UK coast"

"Not many B&Bs come with a pottery attached but this is the creation of Lucy and David Rogers, who works in his studio beside the B&B that his wife runs. The Garden Room at ground-floor level can accommodate extra beds for children, while the Hayloft, accessed up an exterior spiral staircase, is a private retreat for two. In summer months there is now also a restored Victorian showman's wagon for two. All this is a few minutes' walk from a postcard-perfect strand...
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The Guardian, August 2013



Home and Garden 2013

Homes and Gardens, August 2013

"Ceramicist David Rogers creates classic stoneware and runs courses from his pottery in Milford on Sea. Hampshire"

"Your passion for ceramics is palpable - what inspires you? I have alsways been into making things since I was a child, but when I did A-level ceramics I had an amazing teacher who really motivated me. Then, in the early 1990s, I saw a dantastic exhibition (Lucie Rie and Hans Coper) at the Crafts Council in London and I knew I wanted to pursue ceramics further."
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Homes and Gardens, August 2013



Hampshire Life

Hampshire Life, July 2013

"Managing one business in the family home is tough enough but two has got to be a real acheivement..."

"Back in 2006 David Rogers and his wife Lucy decided to change their lives forever by uprooting the family and moving to Milford on Sea to combine Dvid's pottery business with Lucy's dream of running a B&B"

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Hampshire Life, July 2013



Coast Magazine

Recommended by Coast

"Whether you want a getaway for two, a family trip or a trip with friends, this overlooked stretch of seashore has all the ingredients for a menorable mini break"

"If you love the whiff of sea air, Rosie, Vinegar Hill's beautifully restored 19th Century Showman's Wagonis the perfect hideaway for two. There is a seperate wetroom for the essentials, but there is plenty of gypsy romance: Think purple velvet, antique lace, a working stove and chintzy china for a quirky kitsch night under the stars...
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Coast Travel Magazine



Bradt travel Guide

New Forest Bradt Guide 2013

David, an accomplished artist in his own right, decided to start teaching his craft to people who came to stay at their B&B..."

"David Rogers's hands smooth the spinning clay into a perfect round shape at his pottery wheel rumbles and whirs. Our set-up just kind of evolved because all aspects work so well together', he said, referring to the multi-faceted business of pottery studio, classroom, and B&B that he and his wife, Lucy, run in Milford…"

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Slow New Forest - Bratd Guide, 2013



Guardian September 2012

The Guardian, September 2012

"Best new british B&Bs@ quirky, family-friendly and budget"

"The cobalt blues and rich browns of David's ceramics fill the stables of this Victorian manor house. Take a pottery course (from an hour to a long weekend) or just enjoy the creative Mexican-inspired decor. A narrow staircase spirals up to a sunny loft: crisp whites, cathedral ceiling, brilliant shower. The ground-floor garden suite has a patio (with gorgeous showman's wagon), , sitting room, painted bed and optional children's beds."
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The Guardian, September 2012



Mail Online, May 2010

Mail Online, May 2010

"Getting in touch with your creative side on a weekend break that is truly top of the pots"

"When I told my husband we were off to the New Forest for a family break, he imagined it would involve a few walks, some pub lunches and a well-deserved couple of pints. He hadn't figured he would be getting his hands dirty on a pottery course. But a delightful whitewashed B&B in Milford on Sea, a quaint coastal village on the edge of the New Forest, runs courses in an adjoining studio and it sounded like a great weekend break with a twist...
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Mail Online, May 2010



Coast Best for Families

Coast

"Best for Families"

"The beach at Milford on sea is just a short walk from this delightfully names B&B created by the Rogers family when potter David relocated his studio here. The ground-floor garden room is ideal for families, as up to two single beds can be added to the kingsize bedroom and the sittingroom is seperate. Cots, highchairs, bikes and babysitting are all on offer...
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Coast Travel Magazine



Guardian 2009

The Guardian, 2009

"Spinning classes ... try your hand at pottery at Vinegar Hill B&B"

"Who can resist a name like Vinegar Hill? This B&B, which comes with a pottery attached, sounds like a dance troupe competing on Britain's Got Talent.
We skirt the southern reaches of the New Forest in search of Milford on Sea. "Dallas," says my bloke as house after detached house skims by, partially obscured by the clouds of magnolia blossom in manicured gardens..."
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The Guardian, September 2012

 

 

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