Come to be spoiled at this handsome house, built in 1875 for the Earl of Jersey’s farm manager. All is elegant and lavishly furnished; expect large light bedrooms, crisp linen, thick towels and vases of flowers. There are long views from the orangery; relax here with a book as the scents of the pretty garden waft by, or have tea and cake in the drawing room. Chat to Poppy while she creates delicious dinner – a convivial occasion enjoyed with your hosts. Breakfast is Graham’s domain – try smoked salmon with scrambled eggs and red caviar. You’re well placed for exploring – Moreton-in-Marsh and Stratford are close, Oxford just under an hour.