This medieval, cruck-framed farmhouse has a relaxed feel and hills all around. Find ancient beams and flagstones galore, books to browse, wood fires and colourful rugs. Cottagey bedrooms have aged and oiled floorboards, fun florals, bold walls; there’s space for children in the bunk room; bathrooms are small and simple. Breakfast is a feast of homemade bread and marmalade, local produce and organic eggs from the hens that wander the garden. Walk Offa’s Dyke and the Shropshire Way – Anthony has all the local knowledge; return to a warm smile and glass of wine by the wood-burner – before supper at one of the local pubs. Good value.