One of the many reasons guests come to stay in my cosy holiday cottage is to embrace the beautiful surrounding countryside.

No matter what the weather is doing, you can enjoy long walks through open fields and over gently rolling hills with their beautiful vistas, there are distant churches nestling in the countryside and clear running brooks.  All you will hear are the sounds of nature interspersed with total peace and quiet.

I recommend the circular walk which takes on average around 2 hours 30 minutes – it’s approximately 6 miles and starts from Melford Hall which is a 5 minute stroll from the cottage.

After a long country walk return back to the cottage, light the fire and slump back into my sumptuous Loaf sofa, the perfect afternoon.