With the laid-back friendliness of a B&B and the sophisticated style of a country house, Yewfield is a very good value—especially if you can score one of the rooms at the front of the house with a great view across the valley. The smart guest rooms are decorated with imagination and care: think rich fabrics, Indian art, sunken baths. The 19th-century Gothic house, between Hawkshead and Tarn Hows, sits on 30 acres of land, complete with woods and a tarn. Breakfast
is wholesome and vegetarian, and evening concerts are a special treat. Check out the good discounts for longer stays.