Many little gates lead to your own porch and then an open plan room in rich, restful colours and with glorious views over the hillside. A big wood-burner with an unlimited log supply makes sure you stay cosy, Swedish cushions and throws add charm and the lighting is thoughtful. A barn sliding door leads to a good-sized kitchen with all you need, plus milk from the local dairy, fresh eggs, one of Lou’s home baked cakes and a bottle of wine.
A bird feeder in your enclosed gravel garden attracts all the usual suspects but also woodpeckers, nuthatches and you may even catch a glimpse of the resident sparrowhawk. From here you can walk straight into the mixed woodland surrounding you, mainly Ash and Rhododendron – magnificent in spring. For longer walks join the Limestone Way, 46 miles of challenging moorland with rivers to cross.
Return to two neat-as-a-pin bedrooms with crisp bedding, Velux windows for stargazing and scented French soap for the shower.