Charming Ursula welcomes you by the freshly painted deep green door of her Georgian cottage. Tucked down a side street just outside the city walls of dreamy Canterbury, this elegantly renovated, listed building has a romantic feel. Find white walls, new wood floors and original artwork in the living room, lots of personal touches to make it homely, and a modern, white-floored kitchen filled with natural light fully equipped to cook up a storm. Step from the smart new dining room into a sunny conservatory with a chaise longue and wicker seating. Upstairs is a good sized, luxurious double with a white-framed bedstead, hot pink cushions and throws and flamingo wallpaper: stylish with a dash of fun. The first-floor single (best for little ones) looks out over the tiny wisteria-and-magnolia filled courtyard, cute with pots and flagstones, patio furniture and barbecue. Climb even further up steep stairs (mind your head) to a comfortable second-floor twin. There’s plenty to explore within a short drive: coastal towns Whitstable, Herne Bay and Broadstairs, medieval Sandwich, and glorious countryside.