The fact that you’re looking directly onto a meadow filled with sheep might tip you off that this home used to be a barn, but that’s about the only hint you’ll get. Through renovating this space, it’s become more of a modern cabin that just so happens to be in close proximity to livestock. The home is an alluring blend of rustic elements like the wood-burning stove and wooden beams, and modern fixtures like the sleek kitchen. Even though inside is where you’d want to be when there’s a bite in the air – how else would you warm yourself if not curled up with a good book next to the fire? – you’ll be hoping for agreeable weather so you can spend all your time outside. Not only is there a hot tub with your name on it, but dining, drinking, and snacking should be done alfresco whenever possible, in our opinion. For a compromise, you can always open the bi-fold doors whilst building puzzles at the bench-style dining table inside.
If you’re around on Fridays, travel to the neighbouring town of Uppingham in time for their weekly market, and whilst you’re there you can also visit the art galleries and antique shops before grabbing a bite to eat. There are a number of more historical buildings that have been given a second life as wedding venues and are well worth a drive-by – Rockingham Castle and Castle View Farm & Stables are both five minutes away. Even better would be to hire, or bring your own, bicycles so you’re able to view these alongside other landmarks when making use of the many cycling routes around the area.
Home truths: *Due to the location of this home, we recommend hiring a car to get the most out of your stay
*There’s free parking here
*At full occupancy, two guests will be sleeping on the sofa bed in the living area
*Your host can provide a cot and high chair for free upon request
*Hen and stag parties are not allowed at this home
*Events may be held here, though you'll be limited to 25 guests
*This home is spread over two floors, with no internal lift
*You'll have your own private entrance here
*There's a dedicated space here if you need to catch up on some work during your stay