Set in the grounds of Meadow Cottage, where Patricia lives, this stylish open-plan garden studio was an artists’ studio for many years until its recent conversion into sleek self-catering accommodation.
As there’s no shop in the village, Patricia thoughtfully provides enough food for your first breakfast plus some extras – milk, tea, coffee, home-laid eggs, bread, scones, jam, butter, herbs, mustard, and a chilled bottle of wine. You’re welcome to use the barbecue, and you have your own little suntrap of a patio – fabulous for al fresco meals or a glass of wine on a summer’s evening.
The interior is one spacious room, with a clever screen partitioning the sleeping area and a compact kitchen set in a cupboard; an antique Parisian wood-burner casts a warming glow and underfloor heating keeps things cosy. A gate opens out across fields if you fancy a stroll; The Lynn Arms is about 100m walk and The Duck Inn at Stanhoe (two miles) serves very good food.