Crestow House features the kind of chic decor that many of us wish we could create in our own homes. From soothing blues, yellows and pinks to the satisfyingly simple furniture, each of the guest rooms feels like a modern haven in a Victorian manor. Given how peaceful it is, you wouldn’t believe this boutique hotel is right in the heart of Stow, but so it is – just a few-minute walk from all the shops, pubs and restaurants on the main street. In the summer you can take in the view of the blooming garden from the outdoor pool and in winter you can warm up inside with a drink by the fire of the residents-only bar. There’s even a humidor cabinet for those inclined to smoke cigars.