About one car and three horses a day use the lane down to this Grade II listed former vicarage. The last owner was a botanical illustrator and established all kinds of rare plants; the mature woodland dates back around 200 years. Nicole and Gerry are passionate about conservation and working to give their home a new chapter with gardens more purposefully wild than manicured.
Your own entrance leads upstairs to three rooms; fall asleep to the hooting of owls. Wake to breakfast in a basket delivered to your room: homemade bread and jams, local honey, yogurt, fruit salad, warm croissants and their own apple juice. Eat on the Victorian terrace on sunny mornings – and spot a kingfisher fishing in the spring-fed pond.
Wander down mown paths and over bridges, spy flycatchers and tree creepers, marvel at the stars in the dark skies.