The Studio was built for Isabel’s uncle, an artist, so it’s all about the light. Large, high ceilings and windows encourage illumination in this big open-plan space during the day, which miraculously transforms to warm and cosy when it’s dark. Working wooden shutters and underfloor heating keep things at simmer heat even on frosty days, the lighting is well thought-out (rare) and an eclectic book collection will intrigue bibliophiles.
The fireplace is in your bedroom so you can fall asleep under a Welsh blanket listening to the soporific shift of the odd log: French doors from here take you to the east facing garden – all yours, bordered by beech hedges with views over parkland and a fire bowl to make your quota of fresh air last as long as possible. Inside you’ll find fresh flowers, bread from the baker down the road, eggs from Isabel’s hens, veg from the garden in season.
Head out on walks, spot rare birds, unbend.