There’s the welcoming crunch of gravel as you arrive at this timber framed Suffolk farmhouse, its traditional terracotta plaster work as rich in colour as the old garden walls (hiding the ten acres of land you are free to roam!). You have an annexe, separated from the main house by ancient thick walls and with its own private entrance. Inside feels warm and inviting: tapestry-style curtains frame mullioned windows, and the open-plan downstairs comes with big comfy sofas, beech worktops and a heated white-brick floor – handmade by local craftsmen. In the bedrooms are wonky wooden beams (mind your head), antique furniture, white cotton sheets, and splashes of deep reds and oranges in rugs and throws. Gaze out across wheat fields and meadows teeming with flora and fauna to the river Brett meandering through. Borrow a boat, go fishing, pop into the 11th-century church… or explore Suffolk’s medieval villages and all those heritage sites. Return to the good village pub, or an evening under the stars, on one of two private patios. Peaceful, lovely… a special place.