You’ll feel quite private here with your own outdoor spot facing a field; there are other outbuildings but you’re not pressed up against one another and you can join in with the community feel (an upholsterer living in one cottage, a gardener from whom you can buy delicious home-grown salads in another) or do your own thing.
A light, bright kitchen is big enough for everyone to cook and sit together happily. You’ll find all the basics in the cupboards plus eggs, butter and homemade sourdough bread for your first breakfast. If you know you’re going to arrive late and want supper ingredients waiting for you just ask. David and Julia live in the farmhouse and are sensitive hosts – there’s a holistic feel to all they want to achieve here, and Julia can organise yoga, meditation, healing and chanting – even a massage.
Join the Macmillan Way from nearby, visit Stourhead and Longleat for lovely walks round the estate. Return on chilly evenings to a cosy sitting room with a wood-burner; on summer nights you’ll be eating on your patio or joining in by the fire pit and cooking on the bread oven or barbecue. There’s a big communal kitchen out here too so no need for nipping back and forth.