Well hidden down a bumpy track is this deceptively spacious, rose-strewn cottage with greeny-blue doors and windows. You step straight in to the living room for absolutely no surprises, just a straightforward comfy place with a mishmash of family stuff, books, fresh flowers and a wood-burner with plenty of logs – a super place to crash after a day of hearty walking. Off here is the kitchen – simple but with all the mod cons and stuff you need for holiday cooking. Upstairs you’ll find a vast bed with a smart upholstered headboard and good quality cotton sheets next to a roomy bathroom with proper bath as well as shower over and a selection of lotions and soaps. On one side you have your own sheltered patio, which feels nicely private, with far-reaching views to the distant Black Mountains; and on the other is an orchard with a dreamy fire pit area for cooking and star gazing. You can walk from the door to a fairly good pub, start your journey along Offa’s Dyke, canoe on the river Wye or cycle in the wonderful Forest of Dean. Kindly and warm owners Laura and Euan are just down the drive in their farmhouse and leave you lots of basics. Great value.