Wind your way up a long peaceful track to this converted stable, now an enchanting cottage surrounded by an English country garden. Delightful Ellie, who lives on the property, bakes a cake specially for your arrival and fills the house with fresh flowers.
You have a wood-burner and Aga to keep things cosy and the private patio looks out onto valleys and ancient woodland that you’re free to explore – look out for woodpeckers, rabbits and badgers. Free range children have seven acres to discover, a pond to mess about in and a secret treehouse with hammocks.
The setting is spectacular: resting on the borders of three counties, this is prime walking country and you’re surrounded by bridleways and footpaths. Bustling Ledbury and Ludlow, England’s Slow Food capital, are just a drive away so stock up and bring everything back for the barbecue on fine days or the easy kitchen if not – you can order home cooked food to be waiting for you if you’d rather not do either.