It’s quiet here – apart from birdsong and the humming of thousands of bees in summer. Open the doors and spill out to east and west facing terraces, a herb garden, mature trees, a tennis court (bring your own racquets and balls), a thriving wildflower meadow and a pretty brick path which wiggles down to a huge pond for swimming – there’s even a ladder into the water and a grassy bank for picnics.
Indoors is thoughtfully kitted out: a large sitting room with an L-shaped sofa, plenty of space and a wall of books for all ages plus games and a big TV. Underfloor heating keeps you comfortable but there’s a wood-burner for extra cosiness. The kitchen is lofty and swish with all the basics for cooking along with a welcoming bottle of wine; bedrooms have gorgeous views.
Walk along a footpath to the pub, or explore Pimhill woods and land owned by Shropshire Wildlife Trust. It’s so utterly rural city dwellers will feel transported.