Walking into this converted barn instantly lifts your spirits. You’re in one huge room with a shower off it, and everything is in here – bed, sofa, little kitchen, but it doesn’t feel hugger mugger at all, instead it is ordered, calm and rather swish. The beautifully-made bed has feather pillows and duvet, the fabric blinds are thick, you’ll find bath robes, home produced organic soap and fresh flowers from the garden.
You’re on the owners’ 17th-century farm and there’s another holiday barn – but if you go out of your back door you can’t see anybody and nobody can see you. Lovely to sit out here birdwatching or chatting with a glass of wine while you barbecue supper and admire the sunset and the views over to Dorset and Somerset. Ask Alice about buying their homegrown meat and charcuterie – they also have a mate with a micro-brewery called Gyle 59 nearby and can organise tastings on a neighbouring farm.
Walking is sublime, either at the coast or inland for hilly strolls.