A fabulous house in Oxfordshire (once owned by the de Montfort family) with water gardens providing a most romantic setting. The Browns have added solar panels too. Charming bedrooms in your own part of the house have views, slippers and comfy sofas. From the grand wood-panelled hall enter a beamed dining room with high-backed chairs, brass rubbings, wood-burner and pretty 12th-century arch; breakfast is largely locally sourced with organic bacon and eggs and garden fruit. Oxford Park & Ride is nearby, there’s walking from the door and delightful Christine has wangled you a free glass of wine in the local pub if you walk to get there! Superb.