In the swish and unspoilt Cotswold village of Upper Slaughter, a stylish country bolthole for two with a sweet courtyard garden – breakfast out here on a wicker chair on sunny days. In a previous life this was the stables for the dairy farm, but the occupants have long gone. Now you’ll find stone floors with toasty underfloor heating, pale creams and greys, beautiful bed linen and a swanky TV. There’s an enduring farmhouse spirit however, from the Aga cooker with its bubbling warmth and Belfast sink in the light, contemporary kitchen to the wood-burner that takes centre-stage in the serene sitting room. Sink into impressively plump sofas in front of the crackling fire before retiring upstairs to sleep in the pretty beamed bedroom. Bathing in the elegant roll top bath is a pleasure. There’s a wonderful attention to detail throughout – fresh flowers, handmade chocolates and complimentary logs are thoughtful touches. Pack your wellies so that you can explore the glorious countryside in this postcard-perfect corner of the world or visit the beautiful neighbouring villages of Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water.