A simple redbrick stable from the outside. Inside a wonderfully bright, attractive and well-finished living space (with underfloor heating). Since its animal-sheltering days, this has also been Hugh’s furniture design studio – the garden furniture is his. They have a gallery in Much Wenlock which Mary runs, and she chooses artwork to display here (which you can buy). Their conversion makes clever use of space; rooms swoop right up to the rafters. In the well kitted-out kitchen: bold black units and lime blinds. In the white living/dining room: big modern sofas and a funky orange armchair by the wood-burning stove, a re-visited 60s dining set, books, games, and French doors onto the veranda. The larger bedroom also has doors straight out; both have king-sized beds, restful colours, well-designed cupboards, lighting and linen. The bathroom has a bath and shower and plenty of natural light from above. The friendly Elliotts live next door but you’re not overlooked and views are of rolling Shropshire countryside and the Wrekin; this is good hiking and biking territory (with storage), 15 minutes’ drive from Shrewsbury.