Anne has restored the original wide floorboards, left the open chimney breast with exposed brick and painted the wonkiest walls just as they are. A Persian rug, French enamel wood-burner, loads of books, antiques and good art will mean staying indoors is a treat – and although it’s small everything has its place. There are flowers from Anne’s garden and always something fresh from the local bakery to greet you.
Quarry tiles shine on the kitchen floor and the butler’s sink has a view of the courtyard garden, with a little mosaic iron table and chairs plus safe storage for your bike.
From here you can join nature trails and walks through woodland and meadows, some circular and you’ll find maps. It’s a short walk to a wonderful old-fashioned village shop, run by the community, with seating indoors and bistro tables outside for coffee and cake, or visit the country club for an evening drink (which Anne leaves you a membership card for).