Peter's Nest

In a clearing below Peter's Nest Wood known mysteriously as 'Hell's Throat', hard by a woodland spring, is the original tiny cottage of Woodwells farmstead, marked on an 1847 map.

Outside, the grounds provide a meeting place for sociable pheasants. The cottage is approached up a long and sometimes bumpy private drive. It leads behind the church and manor house, into the heart of the beech woods. Surrounded by the steep hangers, off a drive, off a lane, off a minor road, buried in the bosom of the Cotswolds, here is a cosy hideaway that must be about as remote as you can get from the twentieth century in southern England.