Exhausted parents love this place. The converted barn, with its playroom, on-demand babysitter, dolls house and sun-loungers, is designed for the whole family to kick back, have fun and feel cossetted. Claudia and husband, who live next door, have the art of entertaining children nailed. There’s a paddling pool and sand-pit in the garden, separate playroom stuffed with toys and games, and all the paraphernalia, from sterilising equipment to baby bath to pushchairs, that harassed parents need. Creamy walls, floor-to-ceiling windows and vaulted ceiling give the open-plan living space a calm feel while sleek furnishings, oak floors and a wood-burning stove make it both practical and homely. A sparkling-white, fully-equipped kitchen with zinc-topped dining table ensures cooking is a treat. White-and-cream bedrooms are compact but inviting: king-size bed, purple accent colours and French windows in one; bunk-beds, pretty gingham covers and cot in the other. Bathrooms are boutique-hotel stylish. A children’s farm plus beaches are 30 to 40 minutes’ while Farnham is thatched-cottage sleepy – with playground and excellent pub!