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. Bedrooms are reached by their own staircase; find open brickwork and a big handmade bed in the main one; fantastic views of the walled garden and beyond in the second. In between, the bathroom is fab and fun, with flamingos, freestanding bath and shower (all yours, or shared with your own party). Breakfasts are local, flexible feasts on the terrace or in the quirky rustic kitchen by the wood-burner – comfy sofas here too. Marvellous!