Mellow handmade bricks glowing in the soft light, Laurel Cottage has apparently changed little since it was built in 1830. Step through the front door into the peace of another age. The furniture is colonial and theres a comforting wood fire. But clever restorers have been at work – theres now also electric heating, TV and radio and all the other comforts of modern life.
Stroll round the leafy lanes in this historic village. Admire the Georgian cottages, the churches and the lovely old stone bridge. Feed the ducks on the river. Explore the galleries and the antique shops, the tea rooms and restaurants. Pick out a place for a quiet dinner. Return to the privacy and comfort of your country cottage and enjoy the twilight in your flowery garden.