On a really good day (about once every year) you can see France. But you’ll be more than happy to settle for the superb views over Romney Marsh, the Channel in the distance. The big, friendly house, built in 1845, has impeccable, elegant bedrooms and good bathrooms; the large, many-windowed sitting room is full of books, pictures and flowers from the south-facing garden. Marion and David are both charming and can organise transport to the Channel Tunnel for you. It’s remarkably peaceful – perfect for walking (right on the Saxon Shore path), cycling and bird watching.