Families with young children can spread out and if you’re a bigger party there’s a connecting door to The Apple Store so you’ll have room for 10. The open plan sitting room and kitchen are light and bright with a door to the courtyard garden and an extra snug/study on the other side of the see-through log-burner. The kitchen is filled with beautiful things and all the equipment you need – cook from scratch on the Aga with organic food from the farm shop. The restaurant is just next door if you prefer to be cooked for.
Find bikes outside and a map for a cycle along a designated track to Daylesford’s sister pub The Wild Rabbit in Kingham. There are plenty of other footpaths to walk. Return to much comfort, plenty of books and board games or a DVD on the flat screen with the log-burner roaring away. You’ll find good stuff in the welcome pack: gin, wine, nibbles and fresh organic produce from the creamery and bakery.
Cottage guests get a discount at the shop, the spa and the courses in cookery and floristry, so book in a massage or yoga class, learn to bake artisan bread or learn to arrange home-grown flowers from the cutting garden.