In a blissful valley lost to the world, a small country house that sparkles on the side of a peaceful hill. This is one of those places where guests return again and again. Outside, fields tumble down to a stream that marks the border with Wales. Daffodils erupt in spring, the lawns are scattered with deckchairs in summer, paths lead into the hills for fine walking.
It’s a comfortable place with an open fire in the bar; colourful art and super food in the restaurant; the daily papers and the odd chaise longue in the sitting room. Bedrooms are in the main building, except two suites with spa baths and a family room in the old stables, both with their own outdoor space: all are roomy and with super garden views. Food is taken seriously, much is seasonal and local and you can opt for dinner bed and breakfast if you’d rather not venture out at night.
Walk all day on Offa’s Dyke and return to sit by the fire with a glass of wine.