The house has all the quirks of a Grade II* listed building – ancient beams and mullioned windows – and it’s smack in the middle of a charming Cotswolds village. Sunny mornings are for coffee in the courtyard and wandering round Sherston’s quaint streets. Plan a countryside walk with the inn’s maps, stroll through the Arboretum, or visit pretty Tetbury – its boutiques and antiques are a 15-minute drive.
Owner Rupert is based in London so local Chris will leave breakfast things in the fridge, as well as logs, kindling and flowers. The kitchen is well-equipped with Le Creuset pans and all you need for cooking for a group, the larder has a good stash of essentials and the village shop is just across the road.
Stop by for an afternoon ale at the fantastic Rattlebone pub and pick up a bottle for dinner from Sherston Wine or Balcony House Cellars on your way home – or drive 30 minutes to Bath or Bristol for the evening.