Glorious Georgian house with the most engaging, friendly hosts: you’re in for a treat. The pineapple-topped gateposts are a symbol of hospitality, and you arrive for tea and cake by the fire in the splendid drawing room. Sleep well in elegant bedrooms; beds are topped with good linen, there are interesting books to browse and the views are stunning. Rosemaré’s breakfasts are”‘legendary” – a local, usually organic, spread with her wonderful Staffordshire oat cakes. Pretty villages, historic houses, Nordic walking, riding, fly fishing on the river Dove… the area is dreamy and Cedric is happy to arrange activities.