This grand old Georgian house has been reborn as a design hotel and it offers a level of style and service few others can match. It’s a treasure trove of beautiful things: striking contemporary interiors, bedrooms you won’t want to leave, cool tunes afloat in the air. Downstairs, an elegant sitting room comes with wood floors, deep sofas, fresh flowers and a smouldering fire. Contemporary art fills the room, sparkling chandeliers hang from on high, Peggy the dog rules the roost. There’s an honesty bar where drinks are chilled in antique refrigerators, then a breakfast room with walls of glass that open onto a terrace when the sun shines. Bedrooms are flawless. Smaller rooms have beautiful beds, mohair throws, smart TVs and walk-in showers. Bigger rooms have that and more, perhaps a shower for two, a vast wet room, a zinc bath at the end of your bed. The racecourse is up the road, a shuttle whisks you over to their sister hotel for cocktails and a slap-up dinner. Take the whole place and a chef will come to cook; you can get married here too. Dogs are welcome; you can walk them in Pittville Park across the road.