This converted granary and calf shed is set in a hollow across from Steve and Agnieszka’s house but feels totally secluded, with only the sound of birdsong and views of horses, fields and scattered farm buildings in the distance.
The large, bright and well-equipped kitchen/diner has plenty of room to both cook and hang out, and French doors lead out onto a courtyard with a swimming pool. Steve will leave you a welcome hamper with local produce, plus logs for the wood-burner. He’ll even curate a collection of vinyl records and books according to preference. There’s a huge window seat overlooking the garden in the sitting room and a projector screen for watching movies cinema-style.
Walking and cycling tracks from the house link to the coast and are great for wildlife and bird-spotting. The nearest pub is a 10-minute walk and serves food and a good pint. A longer walk or a seven-minute drive takes you to quirky Ventnor with its great beach, antique shops and interesting pubs and restaurants.