It’s B&B but not as you know it. On the edge of a productive vegetable garden, your own entrance leads into a lofty, beamed space with loads of natural light and plenty of comfortable seating. The Studio, which is decorated with beautiful art and objects, also has a Boston Steinway Grand you can ask to play. On dull days you couldn’t fail to feel happy in here with a book or sit by the pond listening to the birds – 30 different species at the last count.
A welcome pack is left for you in the kitchenette: Charlotte’s flapjack, a locally baked sourdough, French butter, jam and a little bottle of Prosecco. There’s also 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.
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.