The Marlows can’t wait to spoil you. They’ll share all sorts of tips about their patch and, with a bit of notice, are happy to cook you supper if you don’t want to – Mrs Marlow’s an ex-restaurateur and specialises in French bistro food. Think of the place as home: there’s no official check in or out, just a time that suits both of you.
Herefordshire’s a real haven for foodies, who’ll relish whipping up meals in the swish kitchen – spring asparagus enjoyed on the balcony, rich beef casseroles in winter to warm the cockles after a day of hiking (Hay Bluff is just over the border) or cycling; bring your bikes and head off-road. Canoe on the winding Wye, picnic on its banks on sunny days.
Discover the Black & White Village Trail, explore the Southern Marches, and there’s a shared garden for those who prefer to do nothing at all.