Getting here is half the fun: along winding lanes and down a track to find a Victorian coach house surrounded by nature. The house is completely off-grid, which means you will have no mains electricity or gas but it’s light, comfortable and warm as toast.
Fire up the wood-burning stove in the big, handmade kitchen with its large table for convivial meals. The acoustics in here are good and Caroline leaves guitars and African drums so you can rediscover your inner musician. Sea views from upstairs and the from the garden are restorative.
The outdoors goes on and on – wander the overgrown sub-tropical garden, roam 70 acres of private land, picnic in your own fields and clamber down to a beach below you (not for the less than intrepid) for wild swimming. As the stars come out, open the wine or fill up the Kelly kettle for a warming cuppa and revel in your privacy. There’s nobody to hear anything – except moles, voles, deer and badger.