This 16th-century house is as all homes should be: loved and lived-in. And, with three-foot-thick walls, Persian rugs on flagstoned floors, sit-in fireplaces and stone-mullioned windows, it’s gorgeous. The garden, enclosed by old stone walls, is full of birdsong and roses. One bedroom has a secret door leading to a duck-egg blue bathroom; the other room, smaller, has a Tudor stone fireplace and wonderful garden views. Unbend in the book-filled sitting room, breakfast by a vast fireplace: homemade bread, award-winning marmalade and eggs from the hens. Karin is vivacious and looks after you beautifully. A charming, down-to-earth place.