Rambling, beamed and flagstoned, Jane’s 12th-century home is as much a haven for reflection and good company today as it was to the monastic community who once lived here. Both house and hostess are unpretentious and friendly; Jane adds her own special artistic flair. Find Venetian-red walls in the low-ceilinged, time-worn living room with 14th-century fireplace, a deeply authentic four-poster bedroom with undulating oaken floor. Breakfasts are organic, local and very good: Alastair pronounced his, “one of the best breakfasts ever”! The bewitching walled garden perfectly complements her ancient home… a place of peace and a wonderfully personal creation. A bounteous blend of formal touches with shrubs, small trees and climbers allowed to express themselves freely. A tall mimosa greets you at the little gate on a lane overlooked by the Castle, mature espaliered fruit trees line the path and then Jane’s most formal touch, the square, knee-high hedged box garden. Informally planted herbaceous borders and a small lawn in front of the house complete the picture. Through an archway you can wander into the church grounds next door.