Wind up the steep drive and be rewarded by the vista of this Georgian manor and a 360-degree panorama. A fascinating house owned by the Hurt family since 1480, it’s been a film set many times. Your elegant top floor suite has a huge convivial sitting/dining room with a log fire; comfortable bedrooms with beautiful linen; games, books, art, antiques and family pieces. Breakfast is in the majestic hall: Caroline’s feast of home-laid eggs with local bacon, black pudding, artisan bread; delicious dinners too. Charles (author of mapped walks) has all the local tips: footpaths from the door, market towns, Carsington Water, period homes.