A sweet pea and lavender-clad pergola leads to your own barn… Carmel and David give you a fresh bedroom with tip-top linen and a cheerful bedspread on a seriously comfy bed. She’s a writer and happy to share her brimming library too. Breakfast is a moveable feast – have it outside the barn in the sun, over in the main house or on the deck by the book room; tuck into locally sourced everything with homemade marmalade and jams. Masses to do nearby – gardens, cycling, rowing on the river Ouse, walks on the Greensand Ridge. Return to explore the pretty cottage garden, and then curl up with a book on the sofa in your room.