Classic British country style with a streak of urban-industrial chic is how we'd sum up this cosy Cotswolds stay restored using only locally sourced and recycled materials - all honey-hued soft furnishings, exposed original features and rustic wood touches. The owners have squeezed a dinky double bedroom into the eaves of the property, while an open-plan farmhouse kitchen leads onto an under-the-stairs loveseat space, dining area tucked into a cranny and leafy private patio. The welcome hamper lasts the (minimum) three nights' stay, but if you'd rather be cooked for, Stow-on-the-Wold provides: the town's bakeries, restaurants and pubs do a bustling trade. For a date-night dinner, try The Wild Rabbit, in nearby Kingham.
What it costs: From £190 a night