Head past ancient ponds, woods and farmhouses to find Dove Cottage, one of two cottages converted from an 18th-century barn and full of vintage pieces and William Morris fabrics. The green credentials are impressive too – carbon neutral and everything is renewable, locally sourced or eco-friendly.
You’ll find traditional handmade Shrewsbury biscuits to have with a cuppa when you arrive. The courtyard is a lovely place to sit out in the sun with your morning coffee (freshly ground), and you can gaze at the stars around the firepit in your private area of the lower garden.
Bring bikes (there’s a shed for storage) and set off on hilly rides around the Shropshire Hills – or leave on two feet, there are plenty of footpaths to explore. You’re only a 10-minute walk down the road from historic Picklescott; The Bottle and Glass is a wonderful 17th-century inn for delicious food, local ales and the start of the award-winning Portway Walk (a four-and-a-half-mile loop).