Snug in a stream-tickled hamlet, deep in Hardy country, this B&B is as pretty as a painting and wonderfully peaceful. Judy is charming and friendly – this is a happy place, a real country home, a no-rules B&B. The one guest double, sharing the former forge with a self-catering pad for two, is inviting and cosy with yellow hues, thick carpets and trinkets from travels. Sit outside in a sunny patch by a beautiful copper beech. The 17th-century farmhouse opposite is where you breakfast: Judy, ex Prue Leith, serves a neighbour’s eggs, a friend’s sausages and good coffee in an eclectically furnished room with bucolic views to garden, meadows and hills.