Peter and Caroline, London escapees keen on the fine detail, have turned this handsome listed house into an immaculate home. All is beamed and inviting with warm colours, smart furniture, limestone floors, white linen on the refectory table; carbon-neutral too. Bedrooms are in a separate wing and named after local villages; find a headboard clad in tweed, Welsh rugs, plump pillows on comfy beds. Peter cooks you a generous classic breakfast along with compotes, yogurt, smoked salmon, pancakes with fruit. The Cotswolds is foodie heaven; there are literary and music festivals to attend, National Trust gems to visit. It’s a treat to stay.