As well as a warm welcome by the owners we had a 'welcome pack' in the beautiful apartment (bread, milk, free range eggs, tea, coffee etc.) which was a really nice touch, and made us feel immediately at home.
As we entered the driveway, with its beautiful sculpture hedges and lawns we knew that we were in for something special, and as we saw the beautiful manor house built from Cotswold stone we fell in love with the place.
Rafters apartment (aptly named as it's under the roof) looks great in the photos but is even better in reality, with all the exposed oak beams perfectly preserved. The alterations that have been done to convert it into a holiday let are perfect, with oak doors constructed from similarly aged boards that blend in seamlessly to create a visual warmth throughout.
The garden around the property (which you have complete access to) is huge, and the view from our windows was a sight to behold - we woke up the next morning to see ducks swimming on the pond and geese frolicking on the vast lawn as squirrels scampered about in the trees......a peaceful paradise!
All the additional facilities such as washing & drying machines, cycle store, barbeque etc. were a real bonus.
Broadway itself was only five minutes away on foot, using a path that passes by the garden and goes over a stream / field, and made for a relaxing stroll instead of using the car.
In conclusion, I would fully recommend a stay here - we'll definitely go back again in the future.
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