Enter into a big utility room with a welly rack and lots of pegs and hooks for coats, a lobby with original range, a table from which to play cards or gaze at the river and an old pine cupboard full of games. It’s comfortable in the sitting room with cushioned window seats and a wood-burner for cooler days. It’s actually hard to stay away from the windows with the river being mesmerising.
The decking leads to a bit of lawn then the jetty and the water, slow moving and deep at this point so you can launch yourself, your paddle board or your canoe straight off the edge. If you prefer to walk in gently then you’ll find spaces further along, including a lovely little beach, perfect for picnics.
Walk to the village, or drive in three minutes, for two pubs, shops, tennis courts and a playground. Return to simple, lovely bedrooms with feather and down duvets and pillows, calming colours and hooks for your clothes. You’ll hear owls.