Cordelia’s Grade II* farmhouse deep in the Black Mountains is attached to the Priory’s 12th-century walls in the family’s 200-plus acres – populated with sheep and cows. The self-catering wing with its imposing front door made up the prior’s private lodgings prior to the Dissolution in 1536: history abounds! The hallway is handsomely flagged and the sitting room nicely beamed; it’s also dominated by a log-filled iron range – pure Beatrix Potter. A vase overflows with scented flowers, an antique pine table happily seats six, and the Priory peers at you through deep-set windows. The kitchen is galley-style, and basic; there’s no space for a washing machine but Cordelia insists you pop next door and use hers. Through the kitchen is a small bathroom with an old roll top bath. The gorgeously carved bedhead in the double bedroom may once have been a pair of monastic doors; the massive stone lintel over the fireplace protects a 17th-century oak coffer. The second room is great for children with three beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Deep countryside, heavenly views, ancient peace.