Great natural charm in the 17th-century Old Post House, where shiny flagstones, rich dark wood and mullion windows combine with handsome fabrics and furniture. Bedrooms are big, with antique wardrobes, oak headboards and a comfortably elegant feel. The walled gardens are lovely – with espaliered fruit trees, and a pool for sunny evenings. Rebecka gives you delicious breakfasts – homemade granola, eggs Benedict, blueberry pancakes. There’s village traffic but your sleep should be sound; you’re on the edge of the Cotswolds and Deddington is full of history and pretty houses. You’ll love Harry the friendly terrier too!