Your own snug contemporary bolthole. The open-plan living space has a washed oak floor, patchwork armchair, doors to a patio, and a nifty kitchen area. Hop upstairs to a sunny bedroom; shower rooms (wet room down, en suite up) are smart. Karen gives you home-baked cookies, and a breakfast of homemade granola, smoked salmon or full English – brought through from the main house. Walk, cycle, have yoga arranged; Birmingham is a few minutes by train. A Sami hut adds to the fun: book it as an extra sitting room, for children to sleep in, and to cook supper over the fire – Karen brings a basket of salad, Aga potatoes and marinated steaks… wonderful!