Cley Windmill, Cley-Next-the-Sea, Norfolk
'The setting is magical, with rushes fluttering in the salt marsh and a vast sky that seemingly starts at your feet,' marvels Alastair. 'The windmill dates to 1713 and was converted into a house in the 1920s. Square rooms are bigger while round rooms in the tower are impossibly romantic.'
Where Cley-Next-the-Sea, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 7RP (01263 740209; www.cleywindmill.co.uk)
How much doubles from £78, B&B