is never the same two nights running (loin of venison with prune and almond tagine, say, followed by blackberry jelly with quince, pear and lemon verbena ice-cream). And if the farmhouse’s eight bedrooms are a little dated, it’s surely more reason to jump out of bed and enjoy a languorous breakfast.
• Doubles from £90 B&B, parvafarmhouse.co.uk
A dose of restrained, elegant cool in the centre of Bath, this restaurant with rooms opened in August with an idiosyncratic pitch: eight bedrooms, and eight medium-sized plates on the dinner menu (choose two or three from a selection that might include saffron monkfish velouté with mussels and red mullet, £13.75; or millefeuille of cheese-infused polenta with panfried chestnuts, mushrooms, spinach and sage beurre blanc, £10.50). Throw in a candlelit bar with emerald, navy and glinting copper and you have the perfect glamorous urban retreat.
• Doubles from £125 B&B, eightinbath.co.uk