In rolling countryside at the end of the track is an immaculately restored 350-year-old farmhouse. The setting? Three acres of beautifully tended gardens that fall to a babbling brook. In the stone barn are three pretty bedrooms – two cosily under dark beams, the third, for families, with a secluded courtyard aglow with roses and birdsong. Owners Sue and Jerry, full of beans, love hosting four-course table d’hotes at their big rustic table. Swings, trampoline and smooth rocks for playing on, an above-ground pool for splashing in, and sofas, books and small log-burner for cosy nights in. Perfect.