There’s a rustic farmhouse feel to this converted 18th-century water mill surrounded by acres of field and woodland, and a river runs gently through the garden and under the house. You’re down a winding lane off the main road with only one neighbour so you’ll have the place all to yourselves.
Outdoors you can gather for meals, play board games or settle with a book on the shaded back patio; fire up the barbecue for al fresco dining; go wild swimming in the river or for a picnic in the woods. Kids will love the treehouses and trampoline.
Find a welcome hamper with wine, bread and cheese and plenty of logs for the wood-burner, borrow bikes for expeditions to nearby towns, or drive to shops, markets and restaurants in five minutes.