A romantic getaway for two – plus horse. You don’t have to bring the horse, of course, but there is stabling and grazing outside the door, and riding all around. Off the main road, past the redbrick houses (one of which is the delightful owners’) and there it is: a pretty little former stable, with a pitched roof and a private drive. Open the door to an open-plan, lofty and stylishly revamped space – warm, intimate and cosy. You get a little wood-burner and a basket of logs, a shimmering bedspread on a modern four-poster, a sumptuous roll top tub on creamy tiles, a smart leather sofa. Windows are screened by blinds and the separate shower room sparkles; from the organic welcome pack in the galley kitchen to the dimmer switches on the exposed brick walls, it exudes quality. Outside, a cosy arbour seat, a teak table and chairs under a plane tree, and a sheltered barbecue deck with a view of three Welsh Border castles. If you fancy eating out, there’s an excellent gastropub a two-minute walk away. If you fancy a round of golf, there’s a course over the road – and a fabulous spa attached for yet more pampering.