This old farmhouse snoozes in its own valley about a mile out of Stroud. It’s been restored from top to toe with lots of original features revealed or reinstated. The surrounding 100 acres are home to 100 alpacas and a small flock of black sheep.
There’s a big wood-burner in the guest sitting room, homemade biscuits and little fridges in smart bedrooms, and flowers in every room. Bea serves breakfast in the sunny dining room at separate tables: avocado on sourdough toast, American pancakes, homemade jams, croissants or a full English.
After a wander round to see the animals, head out on one of Bea’s recommended walks, visit the humming farmers’ market in Stroud or Painswicks Rococo Garden (swathes of snowdrops in spring), then have dinner out at one of Nailsworth’s starred restaurants.