A step aside from the vibrant buzz of West Didsbury (restaurants, cafés, enticing independent shops), is a harbour of calm where beautiful and obscure pieces from abroad combine with original local art, stylishly and tranquilly. There’s free parking and the tram stops just down the road to take you into the heart of Manchester. Pop from the airport, or walk easily to the river and parks from these transformed farm outbuildings. Spacious with high ceilings, modern with a heart of antiquity, and little ones fall in love with the Peter Pan wallpaper and games. Exposed brick work, wooden floors, antique tiles from the Ardèche prettying the kitchen floor, classical pop art wallpapers designed by artists, air sourced heating – every detail has been cleverly thought out. A spiral staircase takes you upstairs; the twin bedroom is on the ground floor. Cook in the open plan kitchen, order in, eat out – all the options of a city at your own pace. Close the French antique shutters, order delicious organic treats from the deli next door – and rejuvenate. Easy peasy.