The views stretch all the way to the Brecon Beacons on a clear day, but Bath is just five miles away and pubs and shops are within ten minutes’ drive. You’ll feel happy when you walk in: all is light, bright and airy with pretty colours, squishy sofas, solid oak floorboards with rugs and a log burner to warm you on chilly evenings. Cooks will be pleased with the niftily-equipped kitchen and a dresser filled with pretty china – eat outside on your balcony surrounded by geraniums in pots or at a handsome oak table by the fire. Sleep in a well-dressed bed unruffled by any noise; a warm bathroom has a big shower and thick towels. Friendly owner Jane, who lives down the road, is a keen and talented gardener – interested guests may arrange to visit her one and a half acres of lawns, flowering shrubs, dew pond, gravel garden and hundreds of roses. It’s an informal riot of colour and scent on lots of different levels and blends seamlessly into mature trees and surrounding countryside. There are walks galore – 30 minutes to the pub, acres of woodland to explore and the Cotswold Way right on the doorstep, but many guests just stay put.