The peace is palpable on this wildlife-friendly farm: sheep graze in the field beyond, birds flit and sing, in spring the meadow is brimming with wild flowers. You have your own sheltered seating area in the garden by a tinkling stream – a delicious spot for an evening drink, an al fresco supper or simply to watch the stars come out in the unpolluted sky.
Inside the pretty Georgian farmhouse you’ll find the original black beams, a big Inglenook fireplace with a wood-burning stove, fresh flowers and beds with organic linen. Karen also leaves you a generous welcome pack with homemade bread, locally produced honey and Hunting Hall rare-breed pork sausages.
You’re a short hop from the coast for bracing walks on the coastal path and sandy beaches with wonderful dunes for summer picnics. Nearby are castles and gardens to visit and boat trips to the Farne Isles for puffin spotting.