Half of the cottage was built in the 1700s and is black and white timber framed, the other half is a modern brick addition. It stands opposite the main farmhouse but well out of sight, on what was originally part of the Broxwood Estate. You’ll feel comfortable in the living room, warmed by a clear view stove, surrounded by quirky artwork and with plenty of natural light and views over fields and the orchard.
Bedrooms, one downstairs, have lovely views too and high ceilings so the feel is spacious. On rainy days you can hide away in the outdoor sauna or play table tennis at the covered table, when the sun shines you can soak in the hot tub and barbecue your supper on a neat Nordic metal affair. The kitchen is a good size and has an Aga and an electric cooker, you’ll find basics in the cupboards and – depending on the season – local cheeses, cakes, jams, pastries and breakfast things.
Walk into the village of Pembridge, a mile away, part of the Black and White Trail, for supplies.