A cedar-clad barn conversion on a working farm that blends into the beautiful landscape, is completely practical and with a clean, uncluttered feel. The tall, beamed open-plan living areas, with limestone floors, wood-burners, local art and leather sofas, are bright and airy. Traditional bedrooms have Farrow & Ball colours, thickly-lined curtains, luxurious linen and plump towels in sleek bathrooms. The bigger unit, White’s Ground – with space for ten to dine when the whole barn is let to one group – has a lighter, more contemporary feel than Fox Ditch with its vintage pieces and cosier colours. Both have kitchens with all the mod cons you could need, sage green units with sturdy worktops and French doors to the veranda and gardens. Views of the Stour River Valley and Blackmore Vale are particularly magnificent from White’s. Do walk up Hambledon Hill with its breathtaking views into Wiltshire and Somerset. You’re only half a mile down a no-through lane from the perfect village of Childe Okeford, Shaftesbury’s nine miles away.