A couple would be happy playing houses here, cooking in the handmade kitchen with its underfloor heating, eating on their knees by the wood-burner in the sitting room or at the dining room table on blue and white china. Owners Lucy and Nigel live just up the road and leave you logs, a homemade cake and alone, unless you want them. There’s space for children too and the dog if you must – there’s a run and a kennel in the garden.
The garden is a great place to be when it’s sunny, with a picnic table and benches, a big lawn and a Garden Studio at the bottom for peaceful yoga and pilates, or loud excited children. Bring your bikes, there’s a lockable shed and you can cycle off straight from the door along peaceful roads.
The coast is a 15-minute drive for picnics on the widest beaches with the biggest skies, sailing and kayaking, seal trips from Morston and Blakeney, where you can also pick up freshly caught lobster and crab. Stay inland for long hikes and stately home visits – Holkham, Blickling and Sandringham are all a half-hour drive.