Alstonefield one of the is the ‘best kept villages in Derbyshire’. The Georgian Manor that sits at its heart is equally well-loved, as is the fine stone annexe attached to it – the Estate Rooms from which the Alstonefield estate was once managed. Owner Jo, an interiors and photoshoots stylist, has created an interior that exudes a fresh elegance and uncluttered beauty. Colours are soft and contemporary, there’s a stunning sofa in the living room, antique linen in the bedroom, and, everywhere, lamps, cushions, quirky pieces and works of art – even a couple of lustrous chandeliers. Wooden floors are heated underfoot, bay windows fill spacious rooms with light, shutters may be closed at night and the mini kitchen is ingeniously designed. You have your own entrance through your own walled courtyard garden and there’s more space to sit and dream outside – Jo, Robert and Milton the dog happily share their large rambling country garden, its croquet lawn and secret corners. These charming owners furnish you with all the local information you need (and warm homemade scones on arrival), and you’re a two-minute walk to both church and pub – which, as it happens, is as delightful as all the rest.