It’s B&B but not as you know it. On the edge of a vegetable garden, your own entrance leads into a lofty, beamed space with plenty of comfortable seating. The Studio is decorated with beautiful art and objects, and there’s a Boston Steinway Grand you can ask to play. On dull days, pick up a book or sit by the pond listening to the birds – 30 different species at the last count.
A welcome pack is left in the kitchenette: Charlotte’s flapjack, a locally baked sourdough, French butter, jam and a little bottle of Prosecco. There’s a microwave/grill for holiday cooking. There’s no kitchen sink but you can wash up in a bowl or, better still, wander over to the village farm shop/cafe for a full English. Later, enjoy fresh wood-fired pizzas and local ales at the pub, or for special occasions, hire a top local chef to prepare dinner at The Studio itself.
Spend glorious days walking the North Wessex Downs then climb the ladder to your ‘room with a view’ and drift off under crisp cotton sheets.