Set in a peaceful Cotswolds valley and surrounded by attractive gardens, John and Joanna’s manor house is immaculate. Your hosts have that happy knack of making you feel instantly at home. Find art and family photos, a wood-burner lit on cold nights in a comfy snug and a range of beauty treatments that you can book. Large sunny bedrooms come with garden and valley views, perfect linen on seriously cushy beds, antiques and lavish bathrooms.
Wake refreshed for breakfast in the dining room: home baked bread, eggs from the ducks and hens, homemade jams and jellies, a full English and coffee in a silver pot. Walk it off on The Windrush Way which passes the gate at the end of the drive and takes you through wooded valleys and open farmland. A short loop will take you to the pub at Naunton for a restorative pint.
Two good pubs are nearby for dinner – The Plough Inn at Cold Aston and The Hollow Bottom at Guiting Power, both two miles.