The attention to detail in design, decoration and craftsmanship is phenomenal – come to be inspired. It’s open plan but cosy with underfloor heating and a wood-burning stove, very comfy sofas, a fully-fledged kitchen with an Aga and stairs up to the bedroom with a galleried landing. You have your own little patch of garden for early morning tea or a sundowner overlooking the Teme and Kyre valleys.
Footpaths and bridleways crisscross the estate through ancient woodlands where badgers, woodpeckers, buzzards and owls are prolific, there’s a babbling brook for a paddle and acres of fields to tramp.
Visit foodie Ludlow for street markets, good restaurants, a castle and the start of the Mortimer Trail. Cyclists can set off for miles of blissfully car-free gentle hills. This is a remarkably restorative place for city dwellers.