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Luxury cottage resort including Helicopter themed property

Winvian was once the tranquil family farm of Winthrop and Vivian Smith. Over a weekend in 2001, the daughter and granddaughter team of Maggie and Heather Smith decided on a no-rules design competition to transform the property and eventually engaged 15 architects to build 18 amazing cottages and one suite - each with a design history of its own. 

From "bringing the outside indoors" approach of 'Camping' to the rustic charm of 'Woodlands', each cottage on the 113 acre estate is completely unique, yet none more so than 'Helicopter' which uses a genuine, U.S. coast guard Sikorsky helicopter, rescued from Arizona to theme the room. Paying homage to the roots of Sikorsky in nearby Stratford, the helicopter dominates the room, with the cottage seemingly built around the outside. Even the rotor blades are embedded in the ceiling and walls. Inside the 'copter is a bar and lounge area and if the excitement of playing rescue eventually fades, a giant flatscreen TV to watch the latest action movie releases on cable TV. Never was a mission more comfortable! Clamber into the flight deck, pull the control columns and flick the switches - Scramble for rescue!

The bed is to the side of the room staring straight at the Sikorsky, showing a view that was once a welcome sight for those in distress. No worry of that here. The furnishings are of a high standard and, should you require help to regain your composure, a 5 minute walk to the spa will sooth any frayed nerves. Other cottages share equally impressive artistic credentials, though perhaps none with such technology on show. The double deck treehouse for example oozes rustic charm, however as anyone building large structures in wood will attest - treehouses are models of engineering in their own right. Winvian underplays the amazing environment that it provides guests and the only regret is that they don't admit children under 18 to join in the fun.

Great location for a romantic getaway, or special family celebration

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Winthrop Smith III
Mar 5 2011
Great right up...we appreciate your support of our extraordinary property. I did want to inform you that we do allow children under the age of 18 on family friendly dates (which are usually long weekends, holidays and school breaks) about 13 times per year so there are times to escape with the children. We are so pleased to have many raving fans and I always love reading how unique people find us.

Winthrop Smith III
Mar 5 2011
Great right up...we appreciate your support of our extraordinary property. I did want to inform you that we do allow children under the age of 18 on family friendly dates (which are usually long weekends, holidays and school breaks) about 13 times per year so there are times to escape with the children. We are so pleased to have many raving fans and I always love reading how unique people find us.

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Winvian

Morris Near Litchfield, United States of America
Prestige Property

Luxury cottage resort including Helicopter themed property
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