Moved from its original home in Chesterton, Lynch Lodge is a striking porch, salvaged from a great house once loved by the poet and playwright John Dryden. Sitting on the great limestone belt running from the Wash to the Cotswolds, Lynch Lodge is built out of a stone like many of its great geographical contemporaries, such as nearby Peterborough Cathedral. Located on the edge of the charming village of Alwalton, with country pubs, beautiful countryside and historic buildings are on the doorstop for everyone who stays.
‘The highlight of my week was seeing a kingfisher for the first time flying low across the river.’
Lynch Lodge sleeps 2 guests and welcomes dogs.
Arriving at this thatched and timbered building on foot, the centuries fall away. Inside the late medieval walls survives a hall dating to 1250. The house now stands surrounded by fields, with rolling Suffolk countryside in all directions. After crossing a ford, you leave your car 400 yards from the house; but we provide a wheelbarrow for the rest of the journey.
‘By Wednesday we had lost track of time. We had no one nearby to ask which day it was.’
Purton Green sleeps 4 guests and welcomes dogs.
The Warren House stands in a peaceful, rural location, perched on a hill looking down the valley to the magnificent Kimbolton Castle below. Make the most of the fine views of the Castle from the first-floor cosy living space.
‘We enjoyed walking along the opposite side of Kimbolton, looking at the lovely view of The Warren House glinting in the sunshine.’
The Warren House sleeps 2 guests and welcomes dogs.
This Landmark has a beautiful view of the fields behind, a perfect place for children to let off steam while you gather around the open fire, fold out the OS map and plan a ramble. The landscape is particularly attractive, with rough pasture full of mysterious hollows, green hummocks, anthills and thorn bushes. Offa's Dyke is close by and Hay-on-Wye and Llandrindod Wells are within a 15-mile drive.
‘We would love to return here; the lack of clutter is a pleasure to experience.’
Stockwell Farm sleeps 6 guests.
Approaching Robin Hood's Hut through the woods, you come upon an apparently rustic cottage, with thatched roof and bark-clad door. The view from the hut stretches across the Mendip Hills towards the Bristol Channel and the mountains of South Wales beyond.
Much like The Ruin at Hackfall, Robin Hood’s Hut has two distinct faces and commands a breathtaking panorama.
‘We’ve made the most of the umbrello, eating nearly all of our meals out there, and looking out over the views.’
Robin Hood's Hut sleeps 2 guests and welcomes dogs.