All is tip-top in Ragini’s cool annexe to her house. Deeply comfortable bedrooms, on the second floor, display a rich blend of influences: French, contemporary English, Moorish patterns, designer furniture. Hop downstairs to the first-floor communal kitchen for a vegetarian breakfast: juices, sourdough, pastries, granola, berries…. coconut chutney and sambar sometimes (or have a continental tray in your room). Ragini and her daughter are passionate cooks and a treasure trove of talent – sign up for chapatti making, intros to herbal remedies or Ayurveda, herbal tours of Kew… picnic baskets too! Two-minute walk to the tube, central London half an hour.