Epsom Cottage, deep in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, comes oozing with English charm. The lawn is ripe for croquet, the honeyed-stone walls seem born into the Evenlode Hills, and the rose-wrapped pergola and terrace suggest untempered, uncorked joy.
Inside, heavy Malabar-striped curtains spool onto the floor, homeliness radiates from the kitchen, and high-backed chairs and log fires await the glug of good wine and the rustle of the turning page. The four-poster bed invites you to explore the true meaning of deep sleep.
Walk the woodlands, gaze at the hills, breathe the pure air and wrap yourself in the essence of country-house chic. Epsom Cottage is an escape so English it’s almost edible.