This former stable made of Cotswold stone stands alone at the head of the Golden Valley and has spectacular views out over fields and ancient woodland. Dan and Ali live in the main farmhouse; you can buy eggs if the hens are laying too.
The sitting room is cosy with an open fire (logs provided), and there are books, games and a folder full of useful things to know. Cook together in the well-equipped kitchen and eat around the table, or grill your supper on the barbecue while you watch the sun go down.
Fantastic walks lead from the door – the farm itself is 70 acres – and many pass local pubs; the nearest is The Crown Inn in Frampton Mansell, 15 minutes’ walk away. Take the canal towpath to Stroud for shops, restaurants, and an excellent farmers’ market on Saturdays – if you buy too much to carry you can get a taxi back.