English to the core – and to the bottom of its lovely garden, with a woodland walk and plenty of quiet places to sit. Sweep into the circular driveway to this beautiful, 17th-century high gabled house. Inside, all is comfortably lived-in with an understated décor, antiques, creaky floorboards and a real sense of atmosphere and history. The bedrooms, one with a garden view, have good beds, TVs and a chaise longue or easy chair; bathrooms are vintage and functional but large. Caroline is charming and serves breakfasts with eggs from friends’ hens and local bacon at the long table in the rich red dining room. A welcoming place.