You’re tucked away down a lane – this 500-year old house is in a bucolic setting with chickens ambling over the lawn. Debbie and Craig are dab hands at making you feel at home and are happy to chat and tell you all about the surroundings. The guest bedrooms are off in a private part of the house; two have their own sitting rooms and the romantic Aragon Suite has a splendid four-poster.
Aga breakfasts include seasonal berries from the garden, home-pressed apple juice, homemade potato scones and muffins with local bacon and sausages – and those free-ranging chooks lay the deepest yellow eggs. Supper plates can be ordered too – village butcher ham and chicken liver pate or smoked salmon and veggy options – or a light, early supper of Craig’s homemade vegetable and lentil soup.