Up hill, down dale, along hedgerow’d lanes, until you catch sight of a cluster of farm buildings… drive down the track, scrunch into the car park, and arrived at this stylish collection of Cotswolds cottages. Instantly there is the promise of an easy child-friendly, dog-friendly stay, with just the odd owl to hoot you to sleep. Here you can hunker down with your lover in the Tractor Shed or be part of a 36-strong gathering. Whichever luxurious structure you end up in, high barn ceilings and pristine walls match the warmth of wood from rare British trees, and furnishings are minimal and contemporary. Sensor lights track your paths, there are all the mod cons you can think of (Bose speakers, heated floors), all the covetable brands (Garden Trading, Sophie Conran), and a local chef who can whip you up a banquet. Visit the poshest farm shop in all England (Daylesford), schlepp across fields to the Falkland Arms, make new friends over drinks on the terrace.