Follow the Black and White trail to an idyllic corner of Herefordshire. Hayley and Rob – enthusiastic and energetic – embarked on a lifestyle change and have plans for their five-acre smallholding. In the cobbled courtyard of their 15th-century farmhouse, the Granary has engagingly reinvented itself: downstairs, big bold sofas snuggle around a wood-burner and lofty windows draw in light and landscape. The kitchen is the natural heart of the place: duck-egg blue dusts the surfaces while chunky worktops and a farmhouse table add weight and warmth. Upstairs, terracotta walls cocoon the bathroom; one of the creamy white bedrooms, its rafters reaching the heavens, is given over to a beautiful brass bed; recline and dream on the views. At right angles to the Granary is the long, long Old Barn, with an open, sunny disposition, endless space and more views. Wander this blissful patch, meet the dogs, hens and pigs, absorb a little of the good life. Vegetable plots are burgeoning, water comes from a bore hole. Bookish types will head off to Hay-on-Wye, foodies to Ludlow, walkers to the hills.