There are four bedrooms in the farmhouse, and for a totally peaceful stay, the Gardener’s Cottage is set in the grounds away from the main house. All are very cosy, with low beamed ceilings, comfy high beds, olive green walls and interesting artwork. This autumn, Updown Farmhouse launched The Gate House, a self-contained two-bedroom cottage. Tucked away on the grounds, it's the most luxurious of Updown’s suites, consisting of two bedrooms, a master with a king-sized bed, and an additional room with bunk beds, perfect for those with small children. The interiors have been thoughtfully designed by the Oli and Ruth, with several natural and pastel shades complemented by a selection of brighter, bolder colours via paintings from Jose Campos of Studio Lenca in Margate. If you’re staying on a Sunday, when the restaurant is only open for lunch, guests are served a light supper in the farmhouse lounge – think cured meats, a cheese board and zingy salads to cut through the richness. There’s also an honesty bar, several fireplaces and a library – just the place to end your week in style, weekend papers in one hand and a cocktail in the other.