The eco-friendly renovation of this 1740s drovers’ stable reflects Katie’s canny eye for design. Handmade furniture shows off exquisite carpentry skills, from a fabulous kids’ bunk – which appears suspended from a ceiling beam – to a large birch dining table in the open-plan living room. All that families and walkers could want has been thought of, yet practicalities aside, the decor has a touch of theatre: a rocking horse, animal design lampshades, a mirror in an artist’s easel… all amid a sophisticated grey palette with splashes of lime and leafy patterns that echo the greenery of this very rural area. Behind the kitchen’s Belling range, a perspex map lets you plan your next walk while you cook. Along with two stylish doubles, there’s a bunk room for adults and a colourful kids’ room with beanbags and toys. Outside, a sand pit and climbing frame on the lawn and a village green for football or catch. Beyond lies rolling farmland with walks and bike rides from the door, horse-riding, fishing and more. Marvellous to return to your welcome basket of goodies and a wood-burner with logs on the house.