Absolute privacy, your own courtyard garden and an owner at the end of the drive for tips on the Cotswolds – perfect. Kiloran has restored the late 18th-century granary and introduced everything to make you feel cosseted: an elegant wood-burner and a drenching shower, heated bathroom floor, super crockery and glasses and a hugely comfortable kingsize bed.
Downstairs is a small well-equipped kitchen and a pretty sitting room with a Yorkstone hearth and an oak mantel, comfy armchairs and a sofa, on one side a sunny window seat with views up over the fields to the tree-lined hill and French windows to the garden on the other. The builder called it a ‘tardis’ and so it is: spacious for two and more than adequate for a couple with a baby.
The steep pitch roof creates a lofty feel and there are views from the bed towards classic Cotswold village houses. Six hundred feet above sea level and with no light pollution whatsoever, the stars shine brightly here, walking is sublime and you’re only a mile away from a pub.