This 16th-century house has been in Carol’s family for generations. She and Mark have rejuvenated the well-loved, attractive old home; find ancient beams, wonky floors and deeply comfortable bedrooms with flowers, antiques and gleaming bathrooms. Breakfast is in the large, sunny garden room: fruit, homemade marmalade, a full English with local and home-grown produce. Head out for walks from the door, great gardens, Bewl Water sports. Return to a garden bordered by rhododendrons and admire the Weald of Kent views from the Bamboozle, as the roosting rooks chatter in the trees; walk along country footpaths to a good pub for dinner.