Once this housed the heating for the garden glasshouses; now the richly-coloured stonework has been exposed and a floor-to-ceiling glass window allows light to flood in to a crisp, contemporary interior. It’s the perfect bolthole and very private, a mile down a bumpy track, with a wildflower meadow between you and the owners. You have your own garden with a table and chairs, and a delightful deck area overlooking the river Leader. Inside find pale oak floors with rugs, a wood-burning stove in the sitting room, reclaimed tables, a state-of-the-art heat storage range cooker and quirky touches such as old wooden wine boxes instead of tiles behind the sink. The bedroom is simply furnished and cosy with a well-dressed bed; red blinds splash colour onto white walls, as does local art work; the bathroom is modern and functional with fluffy towels and Sedbergh Soap Company goodies. A generous basket is yours: home-baked bread, jam, eggs from the hens, logs – what a lovely gift to arrive to. Walks, and fishing, abound but you may find it hard to leave the sylvan setting and the peace.