Your cottage and the farmhouse next door are tucked away from the main estate, it’s a five-minute walk across fields, or the same by car down the lanes. You get the best of both worlds: things to do on the estate – tennis, spa pool, massage – then escape back to your own slice of peace.
Inside it’s country-cottage comfy: a sunny kitchen/diner for sociable cooking, a sitting room warmed by a wood-burner (unlimited logs) that opens out to your own patio and garden. Nice to barbecue and hang out here on clement days. There’s a shared orchard, lawns and heated outdoor pool: super for multi-generational parties if you book both properties. Upstairs to a freestanding tub under the window on the landing – wallow here after a busy day exploring – and a double with en suite shower room.
There are books on the shelves and a telly for rainy days; or strike out on walks to the pub in the village, footpaths abound, the coast is three miles.