This is one of those wonderful places you come across once every ten years, the sort that makes no effort to conform and so brings to life a quirky style that’s delightful and authentic. It’s a temple to local food – a café, a restaurant, a deli, and a wine shop, though it’s not often you can sit in a wine shop, stick on a Bob Dylan LP and dig into glorious food washed down by organic wines. Its legion of fans come from near and far, with staff weaving through the throng to deliver manna from heaven. One room leads to another, all designed to please. You’ll find tables crammed with delicious cakes; soups simmering away on the range; a fire and original flagstones in the back room; then a swish lean-to stuffed with curios and pot plants that opens onto a terrace. As for the deli, ‘we sell the food we like’ says Maryann of her culinary Aladdin’s Cave. It’s all fresh and local – breads, meat, eggs, vegetables, chutneys, jams, even chocolate. Two rustic-chic cottages are a steal for those wise enough to linger. Both come with kitchens you probably won’t use. Don’t think, just come, happiness waits.