This cosy Grade II-listed cottage is tucked away in a tiny hamlet overlooking the Amber Valley, with plenty of wildlife in the fields around – birdwatchers will be in paradise – and the most incredible night skies.
Friendly Amanda lives in the main farmhouse and leaves some thoughtful goodies – a home-made Victoria sponge cake, chocolates, a bottle of wine, fresh eggs from the chickens, milk, butter, bread from the local bakery as well as a basket of logs for the log burner. Ask her about renting the Shepherd’s Hut if you need space for extra people.
You’ll be happy here rain or shine, with a wood-burner and plenty of books, magazines and DVDs; in fine weather you can eat outside or soak in the hot tub while you gaze down at field, hill and dale. Children and dogs have a field to romp around, there are pubs and shops a few minutes away, and plenty of historic houses are within a half hour drive.