Holiday homes for four are rare. Rarer still are the restored, oaky beauty of Eden Cottage, the serene calm of Glassonby in the Cumbrian hills, and the chance to hunker down in a hilltop pub with your dog at your feet.
Walk the hills, feel the delicious tiredness in your legs, then get the logs crackling and the conversation flowing as you open a bottle and celebrate the glorious setting. From here, all that keeps you from your antique-oak bed is a bottle of wine and the company of family and friends from adjoining cottages.
After every excursion, you’ll come home to stone walls, arched openings, deep beds and an oak kitchen. There’s widescreen TV for movie nights, wifi for keeping in touch, and a sandstone terrace and barbecue for drinking and dining under the sun or stars.