You’re possibly in the most beautiful part of Derbyshire; you could happily hole-up here for weeks. All four bedrooms – three downstairs – are gorgeous, smallish, perfect, with big beds (the twin beds zip into a super-king). Soft greys and lime plaster, lovely linen, latched doors and modern bathrooms (some baths, some showers) set a deeply peaceful and comfortable scene. It’s the same in the stunning open-plan living area on the first floor with its fabulous views and high vaulted ceilings. Original local art adorns the walls, a wood-burner encourages lounging on white sofas and cooks will be chuffed with the smart pine-floored kitchen. The Clarkes – lovely people who live in the farmhouse – provide games, books, advice and logs. They’ll have set the bread-maker to have a loaf ready for your arrival, along with a homemade cake. A fabulous barn conversion without a garden of your own but with acres of fields to roam, and picnic benches in the courtyard. Nearby: Peak District National Park walks, a good pub, Chatsworth House, Tissington, Haddon and Keddlestone Halls.