There are bikes to borrow and the countryside is a 500m ride away. The moment you enter the gardens of this charming edge-of-town house, built for a wealthy family in 1904, all feels peaceful. Your hosts – she with perfect English – are among the warmest we know, their generosity extending from homemade brioche at breakfast to billowing whiter-than-white muslin and tip-top mattresses. Bathrooms are minimalist with an antique touch; the two double rooms have a shared kitchen and doors opening onto a terrace. Breakfast can be served outside or in the conservatory – gluten and dairy-free if preferred. Guests love it here.