Along country lanes and surrounded by fields, this secluded farm is the perfect place for a group of family or friends wanting to get away from it all. The only noise you’ll hear will be birdsong and farm animals, perhaps the occasional whoop from someone splashing around in the natural swimming pond. Generous owners Ben and Kate, who transformed the property back into a working farm, live just across the farmyard and are on hand to help should you need it. Your 19th-century stone barn is simple, homely and stylish, with a light and airy open-plan living space, limestone flooring, African rugs and Ben’s artwork on the walls. The kitchen, its walls lined with open shelves, has everything you need and there’s space to eat inside and out. Upstairs, colourful cushions and throws make the bedrooms comfy and cosy and the en suite shower room and family bathroom are sleek and sparkling clean, with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. Head out on excellent walking and cycle trails, take a trip to Shakespeare’s Stratford, or simply stay and lounge on the lawn, take a dip in the pond and warm up by the wood-burner.