Hipsley Farm
Hipsley Farm

Wersha Bharadwa recharges and reconnects with nature at Hipsley Farm Cottages in Atherstone, Warwickshire

Waking up in a veritable love nest (think feather duvets, the scent of freshly baked cakes, and wonderful beds in a deeply gorgeous cottage hideaway) at Hipsley Farm Cottages

Hipsley Farm Cottages
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The five light-filled cottages overlooking lush green fields take some beating. Most guests are sold by the sight of wild hares hopping around the bushes near the drive as they pull up.

We check into Brook Cottage – a boho-chic cowshed conversion where the exposed brick walls still remain and are complemented by reclaimed antiques and timber.

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It’s a two-bedroomed affair that has romance written all over it, especially after a day exploring the nearby fields, strolling past wild deer and rabbits. The red-brick architecture comes with plenty of surprises inside, too, including little works of art and a huge walk-in powerful overhead rain shower.

Vintage and classic English in style, you’ll love the old flag floors, country Laura Ashley fabrics and old farmhouse dark wood furniture pieces.

At night, glowing stars light up the path and lavender and peonies scent the air as you sip wine curled under a blanket together and fall in love with the setting.

We went all out with a bit of marshmallow toasting. You’ll get equally used to watching boxed sets and eating popcorn on the comfy sofas, then jumping into a steaming hot bath with one of the old paperbacks you’ve spotted in the farm library.

Hipsley Farm Cottages
Hipsley Farm Cottages

It truly is one of the most beautiful spots in the country we’ve visited. And after some hard hiking, Brook Cottage is a peaceful bolthole to unwind in. You’ll leave just as you arrived; deliriously happy!

Enjoy local and organic produce

With wild swimming, walking and cycling all on the agenda, you may return feeling weary, so Ann arranges for exquisite local and organic produce to be brought into the cottage for dinner.

She’s a masterful chef herself, whipping up home-cooked meals using local ingredients so you won’t have to lift a finger. It’s all very discreet: Ann has it in the oven for when you arrive or in the fridge or freezer so you can cook at leisure.

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We tucked into a still-warm, lip-smacking fruit cake and a thoughtful box chocolates. There are also tiny hotel-like touches that give the cottages their five-star rating, such as a 24-hour, on-site house-keeping manager, laundry room and the ability to pre-order a delicious breakfast hamper a deux to enjoy in the privacy of your honeymoon hideaway.

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