The frame for this beautiful building was made with a hundred locally-grown oaks, tiling is reclaimed slate, water is heated by a ground source heat pump and lime has been used instead of cement. John and Dave have built everything from scratch and also perfectly positioned it between views of the Shropshire hills (wonderful striding) and deep woodland (just waiting to be explored). On summer evenings you can get your firepit going under the lanterns, open the wine and make one bungled attempt after another to get into the hammock while the children go wild in the woods. When it’s not so warm you’ll be happier, and hugely comfortable, by the wood-burner for slow evenings listening to jazz from the funky old record player, and sipping whisky. The mezzanine bedroom has long views and feels deeply private with the curtains drawn, the other has room for an extra single and a cot can be whisked up. It’s all very attractive, including the kitchen with its copper surfaces and pretty painted blue cupboards. Discover your inner adventurer here – there’s plenty of wild swimming too, for the truly heroic.