Wander down the lane to the brook and the weir; return to your bench in the sun. This funky little cottage, discretely attached to the owners’ house, comes with its own entrance and patio. The whole place – bedroom up, living room down – feels spacious, stylish and light.
Hetan and Silvia know the best places to go. Welsh border country is famously wild so order a picnic and head for Hergest Ridge. It runs right by: a stunning section of the Offa’s Dyke Trail with views to the Brecon Beacons.
Return to a drenching shower, a big bedroom, and a trot down the hill for a pint at the Swan. Kington is a proper little borders’ town, with plenty of small shops and places to eat. Back home, enjoy books, games and DVDs.