This pretty Georgian house has a canal on the doorstep and a garden full of roses. Maisie and Shane’s home is a relaxed place to stay – a just-baked tray of cakes might be waiting (they’re event caterers), and their young children along with cheerful dachshund Shackleton welcome you too. Find an elegant drawing room with an open fire, and restful top floor bedrooms with excellent linen on deep mattresses. Breakfast in the dining room is a local, homemade continental spread: granola, jams, pastries, garden fruits. Stroud, with its fun Saturday market, is a hop, the Cotswold Way runs by; easy 15-minute walk to a foodie pub in Selsey too.