Ferry Cottage is tucked away in a secluded corner of a National Trust estate. It’s one of two riverside cottages available to rent in the grounds of Cliveden House , an imposing stately home with impeccably manicured gardens and a colourful history in Buckinghamshire, near Maidenhead.
(source National Trust)
Emily Walters is an American widow living a peaceful, uneventful existence in the idyllic Hampstead Village of London, when she meets local recluse, Donald Horner. For 17 years, Donald has lived—wildly yet peacefully—in a ramshackle hut near the edge of the forest. When Emily learns his home is the target of developers who will stop at nothing to remove him, saving Donald and his property becomes her personal mission. Despite his gruff exterior and polite refusals for help, Emily is drawn to him—as he is to her—and what begins as a charitable cause evolves into a relationship that will grow even as the bulldozers close in.