This beautiful house takes boutique self-catering to a new, more intimate level. A former livery and dance hall, the main house has three gorgeous, inviting bedrooms, which can be booked separately or all together. Room 41 is classy, reminiscent of a New York loft apartment with exposed brickwork and industrial lighting. Room 19 is elegant and simple, whereas room 98 maxes out on space and style as the biggest of the lot. Downstairs, the home-from-home spaces include a decadent library with cosy nooks to curl up and read a book; a large hall complete with a reclaimed wooden dining table and grand piano; and, from October, a new kitchen.

There’s also Next Door, a one-bedroom house with a super king bed and an additional mezzanine level Japanese-style bed, a large kitchen and a movie room. Both properties share a lovely sun-trap patio. When you do fancy venturing out, you’re in the heart of Winchester – home to Rick Stein’s eponymous restaurant and River Cottage Canteen, as well as umpteen independent shops where you can browse the hours away.

Doubles from £265

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16a Winchester