A sweet pea and lavender-clad pergola leads to your barn, with its own kitchen if you don’t want to go out. Carmel and David give you a fresh bedroom with tip-top linen and cheerful bedspread on a seriously comfy bed; they have an interesting library that you’re welcome to browse too. Breakfast is a moveable feast – have a basket delivered to you, or wander over to the main house and 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.