A treat to stay in this house with 15th-century roots in a hushed hamlet. Claudia (who has an eagle eye for gorgeous antiques and art) and Anthony (who cooks a mean breakfast) are easy-going, lively and cultured. You’ll feel at home with tea or a glass of wine in the drawing room among tapestries and a grand piano. Upstairs are two, very private bedrooms (one more like a suite, the other overlooking the church) with sumptuous beds, plenty of books, original art and fresh flowers; bathrooms are happy places for splashing about. Wake to the smell of delicious local bacon and sausages, blistering coffee and Anthony at the helm.