A Georgian farmhouse snoozing in the Meldon Park Estate with gardens, paddocks, a little orchard and woods around it. Step inside to a thoroughly relaxing home and feel like the cat that got the cream. Everything shines – antique and modern furniture, the polished wood floors, big bunches of flowers, the fine linen on handmade mattresses.
Guests stay in their own part of the house: four bedrooms (one downstairs) with sofa or armchairs, an airy sitting room and a large dining hall with a log-burner. Judy lives at the other end and she makes whatever you feel like for breakfast – there’s an assortment of cereals, fruit, yogurt and different breads followed by either a full cooked, or perhaps smoked salmon and scrambled egg or avocado topped with a poached egg.
Take a glass of wine outside on a summer’s evening and listen to the birdsong and murmurings from sheep, cows and horses. Then it’s only a 15-minute walk to a pub for supper.