It’s the handsomest house in the village. Annie – warm, intelligent, fun – invites you in to spacious interiors elegantly painted, artfully cluttered. Tall shuttered windows and a big open fire, candles in sconces and heaps of flowers, wool carpets and charming fabrics: a genuinely relaxing family home. Bedrooms are a treat, one with green views on two sides and a bathroom with a French country feel; fittings are vintage but spotless. Breakfast is good too with eggs from the hens and local chipolatas and bacon. Stride the Dales, discover Georgian Richmond, a hop away; return to a delicious simple supper, with veg from the garden.