Wind down twisting, narrow lanes to arrive at a delightful cottage, the end one of three, with mellow red brick hugged by roses, honeysuckle and clematis. Eliza’s family have spent their summers here since she was a baby, and the place oozes personal history. Sleeping eight if you count two quirky bed alcoves for under 12s, it’s good for relaxed gatherings of friends and family of all ages.
Breakfast in a proper farmhouse kitchen or a jasmine-scented conservatory overlooking the garden and saunter past quince and apple trees to loll in the summerhouse with a book. The hamlet setting is utterly tranquil, with three friendly sheep as neighbours – they’re especially partial to digestive biscuits.
With walks straight from the door through glorious countryside it’s safe for running children, inspirational for nature lovers, writers, musicians and artists, or those simply craving the simple life.