Pentre Mawr Country House
Jim explains that this 'fabulous property' joined the AA scheme when it had just five bedrooms. 'They have since built three luxury canvas lodges with hot tubs, underfloor heating and king-size mattresses. It's like camping in out on an African safari, but in Wales.'
Where Llandyrnog, Denbighshire, LL16 4LA (01824 790732; www.pentremawrcountryhouse.co.uk)
How much Doubles from £130, B&B