Friday afternoon found us arriving at the farm, which is tucked away at the end of its own valley.
Peace descended on us as we sat outside, sinking our teeth into warm fluffy scones and homemade jam (not forgetting the cream of course - dairy free option provided!) We relaxed, drinking in the tranquillity, along with our tea. The most glossy, healthy looking hens i have ever seen, bobbed around us, clucking gently.
I couldnt believe my luck, as, being someone who avoids eating wheat and dairyproducts, our hosts baked wheat free bread, cakes and scones every day, as a matter of course. I was in heaven.
Our rooms turned out to be cosy and comfortable and fellow guests had plenty to chat about.
We had our first Pilates class of the weekend at 5.30, allowing the scones to go down first.
The group was small, so everyone benefitted from individual attention.
All our classes were held in the converted barn, which had beautiful views through its huge windows, and a large glass door which could be swung open by an ingenious pulley system.
7 pm saw us gathered round the dining table in front of the open fire, amazed by the spread that was waiting to be eaten. Our host handed round home made ciabatta, studded with fresh rosemary and sea salt -again wheat free - although you'd never know it!
Our meal was washed down with more relaxed conversation and laughs. We retired to the sitting room for a little light television watching by another open fire, before drifting off to bed.