A turreted manor flanked by woodland, terrace, sweeping gardens and a fabulous view. Quintin and Dawn, who live in the gatehouse, are there if you need anything and offer tours of the local vineyards – by bicycle if you like.
The large, sociable kitchen is perfect for cooking fresh market finds then sitting down all together for a convivial family meal. Take a book or a glass of wine to a plump sofa in the sitting room, or a pod-like wicker chair on the terrace.
Bedrooms are up winding wooden stairs – two with little turrets for peeking out at long valley views. Find an office for workaholics, a well-stocked playroom and even a retro cinema. Roam country lanes, laze by the pool, fire up the barbecue at sunset, unbend.