This 1920s bungalow is transformed into a super eco holiday cottage, surrounded by fields of sheep and woodland with Hadrian’s Wall in sight just a stone’s throw away. Almost everything within has been locally sourced with sustainability the focus, and there’s even wool insulating the walls!
The kitchen – made from local trees that came down in a storm – is the hub of the house; cook up a hearty breakfast of Cumberland sausages on the gas Aga. French doors open onto the patio, so you can easily flit between kitchen and outdoor dining. Sleep soundly on handmade organic mattresses; there are two stylish bathrooms, one with a walk-in shower and the other a slipper bath.
Strike out on a section of the famous wall or head to the Eden Valley or the North Pennines AONB. Spend an enjoyable afternoon browsing bookshops and trawling for antiques in the lovely market town of Brampton, or simply while away an afternoon with a book on that squishy Slow Sofa, watching the birds and the roe deer.