David and Esther’s cute little inn sits in a village deep in rural Carmarthenshire. It’s an absolute gem, a testament to beautiful simplicity, with lovely interiors that see no need to abandon their period charm for contemporary design. Instead, you find beautiful Georgian windows, original tiles in the bar, then varnished floorboards in the airy restaurant. It’s a little like walking onto the pages of a Jane Austen novel, a touch of old-world charm. Pick up a pint of local ale, sink into a chesterfield sofa and roast away in front of the wood-burner; in summer you decant into the pretty garden for a pint in the sun. Excellent food waits – homemade soups and pies, pork and elderflower sausages, the best local steaks, sticky toffee pudding. Circular walks help you atone, there’s a river at the bottom of the garden, then National Trust goldmines to visit in the village. Bedrooms upstairs are a steal with smart colours, woollen throws and sparkling bathrooms; some have garden views, all get decanters of port. Breakfast is a treat, Aberglasney Gardens are within easy reach. Don’t miss Sunday lunch.