Masses of history and oodles of character at this timbered listed house with high chimneys, dating from 1187… no wonder film companies are keen to get through the arched entrance and into the courtyard. Wedding parties just love to pose in front of this extraordinary manor too. It’s such a surprise – right in the village, yet with acres of garden and land spreading out behind.
The vast dining room is a dramatic setting for breakfast: sausages from Sue and Tim’s pigs, the best home bacon and scrambled home-laid eggs, bread and croissants from their on-site bakery, plum and mulberry jam from the gardens. The fire-warmed drawing room with family bits and bobs and art galore is a lovely place to settle, and you sleep soundly in comfortable, atmospheric bedrooms.
The peaceful, pretty village is full of good places to eat. Don’t forget to visit Sue and Tim’s farm shop so you can take some of their delicious produce home.