Lower Buckton Country House
Also recommended by Richard, you will be 'spoiled in house party style here', according to Alastair. 'Kick off with homemade cake in the drawing room, return for delicious nibbles when the lamps and wood-burner are flickering then nestle into the best linen and the softest pillows in your deeply restful bedroom,' he says.
Where Buckton, Leintwardine, Shropshire, SY7 0JU (01547 540532; www.lowerbuckton.co.uk)
How much Doubles from £90, B&B