This is the larger of three cottages with 17th-century beginnings. The library has a double-sided bookcase filled with interesting books for all ages, with a chaise longue for quiet readers on one side and the sitting room on the other. Big comfy seats and a warming wood-burner will keep you happy indoors as will all the eclectic art and fresh garden flowers.
Light streams into a huge kitchen with French range cooker, big larder and utility room, and bi-folding doors to the terrace and the garden. Find homemade chocolate brownies, a loaf of sourdough, homemade jam or marmalade, homemade chutney, eggs from happy hens, a bottle of wine and local apple juice as well as all the basics for cooking. Stuart, a pastry chef and artisan baker can do food demonstrations here.
The dining room has a large table and another wood-burner; a barbecue, hot tub and lawn wait outside with water meadows behind you and the special Ling down the road.