Twist along ever narrower country lanes to arrive at this renovated wooden structure, tucked under the main house, with uninterrupted views over the river and the woods below. It’s ramshackle and perfectly tranquil.
Step inside to find hand-crafted and vintage furniture, Victorian bathroom fittings and lots of nautical artefacts collected by owner Greg, a sculptor and master woodworker. You eat by the huge French windows which lead onto a veranda; magic on balmy nights with a barbecue. One of the bedrooms is in an old railway carriage – lovely for a couple wanting a bit of space and cosy with its own wood-burner.
You can hire a boat and spend time exploring the estuary, wild swimming, fishing or just messing about. Fun to gather up a picnic, pile in the boat and find a pebbly cove to rest in. You’ve four acres of woodland to trample through too.