If you can tear yourself away from the sun lounger you could enjoy wild swimming in the tree-lined river. We have a 200-mtr stretch of calm water, about 1.2 mtrs deep, not as warm as the pool but still very pleasant, and full of little fish. If you stay still they will come and nibble at your skin - a recognised spa therapy! You might spot a kingfisher while swimming downstream to the river bar (open May - Oct), built on stilts over the water, which as well as serving great coffees offers snacks, a diving platform, swinging rope, children's paddling pool and Saturday massage service; or you could paddle down in our rowing boat or kayak; or simply walk - it's very pleasant and takes about six minutes, to the north end of our island and across a bridge.

Just a few strokes of a paddle will take you the 15-20 mtrs across the river to the tennis/badminton/basketball court, of which you have free use. Please note that it is not a full size tennis court, but is pretty close, and meets all the standards for badminton. We provide the rackets and balls.

There are plenty of walks starting straight from the door We have our own woodland walk, which leads out to waterfalls and smooth rocky swimming holes at the south end of our long island.

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