The Renwicks are tremendous hosts. Their wonderful flagstone-halled farmhouse in the South Downs National Park is great for walking and cycling and close to Goodwood. Amanda’s style is simple and cottagey. You can choose between two bedrooms up their own staircase – one with open brickwork and a big handmade bed, the other with fantastic views of the walled garden. Whichever bedroom you choose you get the fun, fab bathroom with flamingos, freestanding bath and shower completely to yourselves. Breakfasts are local, flexible feasts on the terrace or in the quirky rustic kitchen by the wood-burner with comfy sofas. Afterwards, plan the day in your own guest sitting room.