Through high walls find a listed Georgian manor house in an acre of garden, and friendly Charlotte and Charles. Make yourselves at home in the fire-warmed drawing room full of fine furniture, art and furnishings in the richest reds and golds. Charlotte is a smashing cook: homemade granola and marmalade, local eggs, bacon and sausages for breakfast; you can book a three-course dinner too. Bedrooms are painted in soft colours, beds are covered in goose down; bathrooms are immaculate. The old stabling now houses three neat self-catering cottages too. Borrow a bike and discover the glorious countryside right on the cusp of two counties.