What a delightful cottage studio – so unpretentious, airy, and full of those creative flourishes you wish you had dreamt up yourself. An open-plan conversion with slate-tiled roof, wood-burning stove, rough-painted walls, kilims on wide stripped floorboards, a super-comfortable, king-size bed in the corner, sunlight streaking through the cottage windows – it is the refuge at the bottom of the garden that we all long to have. The Slights live across the way and out of sight. They are an artistic pair, she paints, he sculpts, and his moulded plaster reliefs and busts enliven the pine and white rustic room. The orchard garden is truly delicious – hawthorn, garden rose and spindle hedges run around the edge of the lawn and there’s a tiny sun-trap patio for summery drinks. The cottage is well-equipped, its kichenette immaculately refurbished in stainless steel and wood. This is a place to come and hide; to sit out in the lush garden with a good book; or to take up one of the Slights’ suggestions for walks in lovely countryside around you.