From a Tintin collection to the dogs, Custard and Crumble, this gracious old house is full of surprises. Swallows nest in a medieval archway, a staircase winds up a tower and the garden falls steeply away giving unforgettable views. Sumptuous rooms are bright with flowers, bedrooms are pretty, cosy, comfy, appealing and the charming bathroom is shared. Graham and Christine, open, enthusiastic, entertaining, hands-on, go the extra mile for their guests and hold evening recitals and exhibitions for local artists in the courtyard. The garden pool is delicious, the hilltop village is historic, the peace is a balm.