Who would imagine, at the end of the humble track, fields of blackcurrants, a newly planted vineyard and a beautifully converted Edwardian stable block? The friendly owners live at one end of the stables, you live at the other, and all you hear are the birds and the sheep. There are free logs for the wood-burner, wine and flowers for the table, and heaps of country-house space. So: enter a hall with white paintwork and chequer tiles, a lofty sitting room in duck-egg blue, a big fresh kitchen/dining room with all you need, and an airy sun room, perfect for the papers. The en suite bedroom is downstairs and the rest are up: a twin/double; a single; a bathroom under the eaves. Colours are muted, carpets soft, beds comfortable and everything shines. Outside? Rolling views of Kentish countryside from a well-tended pretty garden, a pool enclosed by a rose-tumbled wall, a wild meadow sprinkled with flowers. Swimming and tennis can be arranged, historic Canterbury is up the road, and if you fancy a well-pulled pint – or a top-notch Sunday roast – you simply stride across the fields.