Sweep up the drive to this creeper-clad Georgian house and you’ll feel nicely rural. Friendly staff show you to your room – choose from classic doubles (some with valley views) or garden suites with their own sitting rooms and hot tubs. Head for the mini spa: outdoor heated pool, sauna, steam room and plunge pool set in a pretty walled garden. There are treatments available too.
On balmy days take afternoon tea on the terrace overlooking the manicured lawn and topiary or snuggle up in front of the open fire with a good book if it’s chilly. Food is country-house dining with a focus on local produce; help yourself at breakfast to pastries, cheeses and cereals or go for the full works including eggy bread.
Stride the fields and lanes surrounding you or join the Cotswold Way by foot or bike. Peto’s wonderful gardens at Iford Manor are nearby and there are National Trust houses to visit.