Oak doors open to a stylish contemporary interior, filled by light and space.
Under-floor heating keeps the slate floor warm on cool days, while the high ceiling helps the airy feel. A lime-washed staircase leads to a mezzanine bedroom of uncluttered simplicity with long views across the valley – and there’s a day bed for an extra guest. Stay on a B&B or self-catering basis, with breakfast ingredients delivered as you wish: local eggs and honey, organic milk, jams, good bread, muesli, granola, fruit and juice.
Beautiful walks start from the door – join the Cotswold Way, or cover the three miles to Laurie Lee’s favourite pub, The Woolpack Inn, Slad. If you fancy a spin, Stroud is a ten minute drive, with its famous farmers market every Saturday. Cheltenham and Gloucester are close, too. In summer, open the tri-fold doors and let the sun pour in; in winter, relax on the sofa, play games, read or watch one of the many DVDs.