Breakfast in a light-filled, chinoiserie dining room – there’s an effortless elegance to this manor house, once home to one of King Charles’s Cavaliers. Bedrooms are atmospheric, one in French style. The treats continue outside with a beautiful flower garden annually replenished with 5,000 tulips, a lake and orchard, a swimming pool and a tennis court – fabulous. Dine under the pergola in summer: food is a passion and Sarah’s menus are adventurous with a modern slant. Glyndebourne is close so make a party of it and take a divine ‘pink’ hamper, with blankets or a table and chairs included. Sheer bliss.