An excellent address between Mr Purves’ Light Emporium and Elaine’s Vintage Clothes, in bohemian trendy Stockbridge village. Behind the blue door of a classic Georgian terrace and up a couple of flights of stone steps, you’re met by a friendly housekeeper and brimming welcome basket. Unwind after a day’s exploring in the elegant sitting room where two large windows face the street (one way, with little traffic), the cream sofa and bright rugs are tasteful and inviting and the shutters can be closed and a gas fire lit for long evenings – the slick kitchen’s just off here too if you’re dining in. Both bedrooms overlook the quiet garden and are bright and fresh, with original artwork, good mattresses and linen; they share a white-tiled bathroom. Take to the cobbled streets that lead up through New Town teeming with bijou shops, independent booksellers and quirky cafés to pique your curiosity; the energetic can hire bikes or discover the Victorian baths a short stroll away. Comfortable enough for families, bohemian enough for art-lovers, or you might just spread out into Laura’s second apartment a couple of streets away.