The Piggery is a delightful two bedroom cottage attached to the main farmhouse, with lovely views out over the farm fields.
The cottage sleeps four, with one double and one twin room. It has a well-equipped modern kitchen and there’s a woodburning stove and flat screen TV in the sitting room for cosy evenings in. Outside is a private garden and a recently planted orchard complete with hens so you can collect your own eggs.
There's plenty to do in the area and children are well catered for. Whether it's getting out and about or spending a morning on the farm with Farmer Tim you're sure to have fun!
The Humble Hideaway is tucked away in the woods; the perfect place to get away from the world and enjoy the great outdoors. It is only accessible by 4x4 or on foot and consists of a Plankbridge Shepherd's Hut and beautifully restored GWR Lamp Hut. The Shepherd's Hut has a double bed & wood burner in it. The GWR Lamp Hut, which was used originally for storing railway lamps, has a shower, gas cooker & kitchen area.
The Hideaway is completely off-grid with solar powered electricity and has a composting toilet. The camp area is in a fenced-off wooded glade, it has a fire pit and outdoor wooden furniture, hand-made on-site using wood milled from the farm.
The Hideaway can accommodate up to two extra people (children or adults) in a tent. You will need to bring your own tent and bedding for any additional guests. Dogs are welcome, they’re not allowed in the huts but they do have their own spacious dog kennel to stay in. Although the camp is fenced, it is not completely dog proof.
Positioned at the heart of the farm on the upper floor of our Long Barn, the beautifully restored Hayloft is an ideal getaway for two whether you're coming on one of our courses or just fancy a truly rural break.
Walk up the original stone steps to the Hayloft and enter the kitchen/dining area; equipped with a table top oven, sink and fridge. The shower room leads off the kitchen. The Hayloft's main studio room is divided by a large bookshelf into the living area with a three seater sofa, armchair and television/DVD and the sleeping area with stylish modern king sized bed and chest of drawers.
This bright and airy apartment has beautiful views across the fields. There is use of a small private garden looking across the fields with table and benches at the bottom of the stairs.
During holiday wanderings in the Dordogne, Kate Humble and her husband Ludo fell in love with Di & Bob’s off-grid Fisherman's Cabin and wished for one of their own just like it. By a wild coincidence, there was a tumbledown fishing shack on its own lake not too far away, with nothing but a huge fireplace and rustic table. Inspiration struck, and Di & Bob were asked to work their magic once more.
Inside, two rooms hold everything you need, and both upstairs and downstairs face south for light and warmth. Bob’s craftsmanship is everywhere: the large veranda with its chestnut-wood shingle roof, the planed kitchen work surfaces, the authentically gnarled door frames are all hand-cut from reclaimed timber.
Home comforts are ingeniously integrated, including a shower wet room (solar, but the wood burner gives it a boost) a dry compost loo and solar-powered lights. The tea-light chandelier is made from twinkly glass yoghurt pots, you'll find bird books in the library and the cabin even has its own raft for paddling on the lake.
Di & Bob will leave you the basics but you can stock up at the fabulous weekly market in Piégut-Pluviers (10km away). Poacher’s Cabin is down a rough track in the woods. You're right in the heart of the Périgord-Limousin national park, surrounded by forest and farmland and criss-crossed by off road cycle and walking paths. Discover caves, chateaux and vineyards, or visit Brantôme for some culture, then return to your hideaway.
Children over 5 years of age are welcome but please be aware that the cabin is next to an unfenced lake and there is a wood-burner plus drops from the decking. Pets are welcome by prior arrangement only.
Charting the ups and downs of saving a small part of Britain's farming heritage, Kate's new book about her beautiful Monmouthshire arm is just out in paperback.