A truly lovely place with seemingly no rules (except to behave yourself beautifully and maintain the hush) for artists, writers and people who need nurturing – there’s even a platform for watching sheep and meditating. Walk through a numinous patch of garden to the ancient, higgledy-piggledy house for books, pictures, scores of candles, plants, fresh garden flowers and a wood-burner.
The kitchen is a great place to cook and share (pick fruit and veg too from the gardens in season) but you can have a Michelin-starred chef brought in, or take part in a cookery course. There’s a yoga studio, hot tub, a tipi, firepit, badminton and a bell tent – all can be yours, or you can just hole up here and be guarded by angels in a candle-lit bath with Neal’s Yard potions.
It’s a five-minute walk to the dreamy English village where The Darling Buds of May was filmed and, in summer, cricket to idly watch with a pint in hand. A restorative place.