You’ll feel it’s gone all quiet here surrounded by bucolic fields and woods, but you’re only a ten-minute drive from Clifton village and all the thrills and spills of Bristol. Philipa and Matthew meet and greet but otherwise leave you be and you’ve got your own patch of very pretty garden so your privacy is unsullied. Walk straight in to a light and airy open plan space with walls of books, high ceilings, wide wooden floorboards and windows with views; two enormous squishy sofas sit in front of the wood-burner for snuggling up on chilly nights. The swish kitchen has enough kit to keep a serious cook happy – you can even go all Mary Berry and use the Aga, but there’s a conventional hob for the less adventurous. The two bedrooms and a bathroom with a proper bath are off here: find one big double and one very small one (best for ardent lovers) with thick new mattresses and French quilts. Walks are from the door, good pubs are near and there’s a vineyard and orchard here – join in with wine/cider making in the autumm.