I recently stayed at a quaint bed and breakfast out in the middle of nowhere (well Wye Valley, Herefordshire to be exact).
Set on the edge of Yatton Woods, the picturesque home is surrounded by fields and narrow lanes. Although it sat close to one or two houses, the cottage was so remote there were no street lamps and we often got lost (and pretty terrified) making our way back after dark.
Inside this quaint B&B were two guest rooms and the owner’s quarters. One of the guest rooms had an entire wall filled with rare and original books from JK Rowling to the original Lord of the Rings trilogy. As if that wasn’t heaven enough, the second room had a little reading corner with a cosy chair.
Outside were nothing but fields for miles, and not a soul could be heard apart from the owner’s dog who occasionally woke up to let the birds know he was in charge.
If you are looking for solitude and some respite then this is the perfect place. We spent most of our evenings playing games, reading books, and our days going for walks and exploring the surrounding area.
Although it is quite secluded, we were never too far from most things. The famous forest of Dean is just twenty minutes away, and we spent a lovely afternoon exploring just a tiny portion of the 110 km woodland.
If you are in need of some regular shopping, there is a small town about ten minutes away from the coach House. You will find the usual chain stores and restaurants, but there is also a beautiful chapel just outside of the town for you to explore.
The Coach House is run by Iola, Michael, their small dog and a few cheeky birds.