You’ll be happy here in any season: in winter, after walks on the snow-covered hills return to the deliciously warm and cosy sitting room with books to read, the log burner blazing away and heavy curtains to keep in the heat. On summer days spill into your own large and verdant garden or wander through the owners’ perfect patch complete with orchard.
Friendly Chris and Margaret leave you lots of maps and a welcome pack and will pop in once you’re settled. They’re a mine of local information so do ask about hiring bikes, good walks and where to eat. You can play tennis on their grass court too, or croquet on the lawn which has views of the wonderful Weaver Hills.
You are on the edge of 170 acres grazed by rare-breed cattle and sheep, so make yourself a packed lunch and head off. Townies will be astonished at how far they can walk or bike without meeting another soul, and at the clear night skies filled with stars and the gentle hooting of owls.