It’s the handsomest house in the village. Annie – warm, intelligent, fun – invites you in to elegant interiors, artfully cluttered. Tall shuttered windows and a big open fire, candles in sconces, heaps of flowers, 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: eggs from the hens, local chipolatas and bacon. Stride the Dales, bring bikes (secure lock-up, drying room and outdoor hose), discover Georgian Richmond, a hop away; return to a delicious simple supper with garden veg.