The 13th-century mill – imaginatively restored by its Australian owner – guards a garden of rare peace and beauty. Find a mill pond, home to wildlife and flashing kingfishers, willows, lawns, garden sculptures and masses of colour. Coral is full of fun, and a kind, dedicated host. She gives you big, dramatically raftered rooms with decorative iron beds and touches of old-world charm. Delicious dinners are occasionally served – you eat in the stunning vaulted dining room (its arrow slit intact) or out in the garden, on the terrace, within sound of the tinkling stream. Guests adore this friendly place.