Deep in the rural shires Lucy (who runs inspiring upholstery courses) and Stephen give you delightful B&B on a working farm. They’ve lovingly coaxed this 15th-century house back to life: huge rooms, two with four-posters, are hugely comfortable with patterned rugs on wide floorboards, reclaimed wardrobes and views over the orchard or farm. You get roll top tubs to wallow in, fluffy towels and local soaps. Breakfast in the convivial dining room on eggs from the hens, sausages from the pigs and homemade preserves. There’s dinner too, roasts and stews or traditional Caribbean fare. The Malvern showground is nearby.