This peaceful country house sits in six acres of paddock and flowery gardens. You stay in the charming annexe and have your own entrance. There’s a large, sunny living space opening to a terrace, with comfy sofas by the wood-burner, a polished table in the window, a pretty painted dresser. Amanda leaves you a generous continental breakfast – cereals, yogurts, local jams, fresh bread, pastries. Wye has vintage and farmers’ markets and you can walk from the door on to the North Downs Way. Further afield are Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Sissinghurst and many stately homes. It’s a perfect weekday pad if you’re working in the area too. Return to your elegant bedroom upstairs with a king-size double bed and wide countryside views.