Meander through glorious mountains, becks and tarns to a conservation village and an artistic barn conversion. Set in a courtyard, your section of this former threshing barn has been brilliantly transformed by the owner, a local architect. Nuggets of history remain – exposed stones, old oak lintels polished to a rich hue – but the finishes ooze style, from the Starck fittings and the home cinema to the local art on the walls.
Cooking in the sleek kitchen is a treat and you can spill out to eat in the courtyard on sunny days. A spiral staircase of polished oak railway sleepers and stainless steel takes you up to the first floor, past the bathroom with its freestanding bath, to the living room with a cylindrical wood-burner and a window seat for inspiring mountain and lake views. The galleried bedroom is above, under a vaulted green oak roof.
Stride the hills, immerse yourselves in nature… step up to the terraced garden to soak up the afternoon’s rays on your return.