Exemplary! Where: in a lovely, comfortable, refurbed Georgian house 20 minutes’ walk from Cambridge centre. How: with warmth, pleasure, intelligence and local knowledge. Bedrooms have good quality mattresses, bedding and towels. Characterful pieces too – antique brass bed, freestanding bath, oriental rugs on polished floors – with flowers and garden views. The breakfasts are delicious, largely organic and local: fresh fruit salad, kedgeree with smoked Norfolk haddock, home baking (three types of bread; gluten free, no problem). If you’d like to swing a cat book the biggest room; borrow vintage bikes and thoroughly enjoy your break.