Approached through a private courtyard Araminta’s house sits in a small group of red brick homes. She’s an interior designer with projects here and in France, where she has a house too. Her home is simple yet elegant: antiques, paintings, bronze figures, books and piano. Bedrooms are comfy with pretty patchwork and armchairs. The drawing room has French windows on to a leafy garden; wake for a full English breakfast, fruit and croissants. It’s a stroll to the centre of Alresford with its market, coloured Georgian houses and lively Music and Watercress Festivals; the Watercress Line, well-known by train enthusiasts, is a five-minute walk.