Swing into the yard of this working farm, at the end of a drive lined with gorse, stone walls and sheep, and you'll find 'four-wheel drives, dogs, busy hens and relaxed bustle', says Alastair. 'The main bedroom is sumptuous and stylish, the smaller room simpler. Great hosts make you feel instantly at home.'
Where Askham, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2PG (01931 712284; www.whitbysteads.org)
How much Doubles from £100, B&B