The cottage originally formed part of the owners’ listed farmhouse, now the ancient farm is managed organically. In the summer the meadows brim with wild flowers and named sheep and cows are treated as family friends.
A comfy sofa and chairs surround the old black range; wooden floors, richly-coloured rugs and embroideries add to the cottagey feel. Bedrooms (one double and a twin) are traditional and comfortable with pretty fabrics. Add a small, stone-walled cottage garden, an iron table on a lawn and those wonderful views and you should unwind and relax.
Susan leaves you homemade scones, bread, jam and eggs from the hens you can say hello to outside. There’s a gastro pub just a mile up the road – The George at Alstonefield. Ashbourne, with its winding cobbled streets is a 15- minute drive.