Tucked away up a gravelled drive overlooking the banks of the salmon-rich Esk, this pretty Victorian forester’s house combines traditional charm with modern comforts. Warm hosts Bill and Lorraine are keenly green-fingered: their 1.5 acres of orchards, flower-fringed lawns and organic kitchen garden are productive – and their cooking is delicious! This is prime salmon and trout fishing country and Bill can organise trips, permits and local availability privately. Return to airy rooms, wooden floors and antiques. The beds are big, the linen is trimmed and views are sublime. Stay a few days and become part of it all.