You’ll feel instantly at home, even in the rather grand drawing room with its open fire and views over the garden – it’s a very friendly sort of house. There’s a more informal sitting room opposite with hunting pictures on the walls, lots of books and an ancient stone fireplace, and a vast dining room with doors into the garden which can double up as a yoga room.
The garden has a smooth lawn, herbaceous borders, a herb garden and neatly-clipped beech hedges – there’s also a vegetable garden and you’re free to wander everywhere. You have your own barbecue and big table just outside the dining room and you share the swimming pool with the owners. The proper catering kitchen has the original flagstones and will be a joy for any cook – you’ll find homemade cake or biscuits plus organic butter and yogurt from the Berkeley Dairy in Wroughton.
There are grand walks and cycles from the door and four log fires to warm your return.