You swoop up a magnificent tree-lined drive to find total peace and quiet in the extensive, manicured grounds. As well as the glorious main house there is a little one-bedroom cottage and also a treehouse in the woods – wonderful for fun, cosy nights in. The living room and library are spacious, with light flooding in through large glass doors, the dining table is enormous and you can use the professional-looking kitchen or ask for a chef. There’s a barbecue outside, and the welcome hamper includes olive oil, tapenades, honey and fruit.
Float in the infinity pool, play tennis, pétanque or table tennis (all the gear is here), paddle board in the lake (boards provided) and use the fitness room. You can hire fitness coaches, yoga teachers and tennis experts – just ask your concierge.
Wander or cycle through 25 beautiful acres with plenty of seating and a cacophony of birdsong. Retreat to the outdoor cinema for a film, retire to sumptuous bedrooms.