A stunningly converted barn wrapped in exuberant greenery and packed with interesting fabrics, paintings and handmade chandeliers. Bedrooms are soft calm spaces; bathrooms have underfloor heating and walk-in showers. Countryside rolls into the distance and you’re five minutes from the M4, yet quiet. Pioneering Elizabeth revamped the house 18 years ago, and single-handedly designed and created the garden. The result is a space hugged by ancient drystone walls, its distinct areas linked together by lush springy lawn and gravel walkways. The raised terrace, overlooking a circular Italianate garden is a delicious place to soak it all up. Every tree you see, except for the line of pleached limes that stands solemn and magnificent behind the house, has been planted by her. The most unusual plant, a Crambe cordifolia, fizzes behind clematis and rambling roses; all summer the barn walls are veiled by Boston ivy and tubs burst with pretty flowers for the house. Guests are treated to the fruits (and vegetables) of all this labour – runner beans, salad leaves, tomatoes, blackcurrants and redcurrants. Delightful.