You could be walking into a showhome, such is the perfection of this renovation! Owner Rachael took care of the stylish interior while her green-fingered mum created the south-facing garden – what a delight. At the top of a quiet street, in a historic market town on the Welsh border, a surprisingly roomy interior hides behind the rosy-brick facade. Upstairs are two double bedrooms, pretty and peaceful, the master room with a super-comfortable bathroom. Downstairs: a terracotta sitting room with a huge oak truss and French windows opening to the garden, a single bedroom and a shower and a loo. The kitchen is spacious and light but if you don’t fancy cooking, owner Rachael, who lives a mile away, can rustle up a delicious meal from home-grown and locally sourced produce; she also leaves you a fresh welcome pack and flowers. There’s a delightful garden room for meals and a terrace with lovely hill views. After a day’s tramping Offa’s old stomping ground, toss a log onto the fire and collapse into an armchair with a book – the shelves are well-stocked. Or stroll into the centre of town for tea shops, eateries and pubs.