A sylvan setting, stylish pottery, talented hosts and lively young family. The cobalt blues and rich browns of David’s ceramics fill the old stables of a Victorian manor house. Take pottery courses (one day to a long weekend) and be inspired by the warm décor. A narrow staircase spirals up to a modern loft: crisp whites, cathedral ceiling with sunny windows, brilliant shower. The ground-floor garden suite has a patio (with a gorgeous Showman’s wagon!), sitting room, painted bed and optional children’s beds. Lucy brings a continental breakfast hamper to your room. Stroll to the beach: you can almost touch the Isle of Wight.