Steeped in local history, 1600s Argoed is Daniel’s family home. Pictures of changes over the years cover the walls, and he has stories galore about this fascinating house. He and Jemma are relaxed and generous – tea and cake will be waiting for you; continental breakfasts are organic and hearty. The big bedroom has calm natural colours; goose down pillows and Welsh blankets keep you snug; your sitting room has vintage wallpapers, wood-burner, comfy red sofas and views across wildflower meadows. Take a boat trip around Ramsey Island, visit St Davids Cathedral and great beaches; Newport is crammed with independent shops and good pubs.