A beautifully tended garden, with a paved breakfast area, surrounds this 1920s family home and the Grettons couldn’t be more hospitable: tea, cake and good talk on arrival; stacks of local knowledge. Family photos and evidence of Michael’s naval career personalise the elegant sitting room, with its open fire and doors onto the garden. Bedrooms – Yellow and Blue – are comfortable, pretty, immaculate, and the double overlooks the garden. Steph’s breakfasts are a happy mix of good things homemade and local. The old Watercress Line is nearby, Winchester is a draw and have you been to Jane Austen’s Chawton?