A grand piano graces the living room, sunlight streams through sash windows and the big farmhouse kitchen hums with warmth from the Aga. There’s plenty of room for all to chop, stir and chat together and all the basics for cooking along with a welcome hamper of apple juice and homemade biscuits. The dining table seats 12 and views soar over the valley. Plenty of books and games will keep you busy on blustery days.
Gardens front and back (and comfy loungers) mean you can chase the sun and there’s a barbecue and a fire pit for darkening evenings. An on-site riding school, forest school in the holidays, outdoor summer pool, indoor and outdoor play areas and plenty of animals to pat mean children will tear about outdoors until they’re worn out, so you can get some peace and quiet, or float in the spa pool before a treatment or massage.
Walks from the door are through fields and woodland and there are pocket maps to guide you.