Nature lovers will really appreciate this three-and-a-half-storey conversion: it’s hollow in the middle with a garden growing through it reaching skyward and rich with exotic plants – upper floors with swish bedrooms are linked by a view-filled walkway. A generous kitchen has all the basics plus an honesty wine rack.
The garden room is the place to sit with its two glass walls, a big wood-burner and doors to an outside terrace; a separate living room can also serve as a yoga room. There’s masses of space outdoors too: just under two acres of beautiful planting and a lake with a little boathouse. Then there’s the river to watch with its daily visits from tidal birds and the elusive kingfisher – bring your kayak and you can reach the sea from the garden. Linger till nightfall for a firepit, pizza oven, outdoor kitchen and wonderful stargazing on clear nights.
Bring all you need and stay put – this is a digging in sort of place.