Wilton Court is a whimsical Elizabethan house overlooking River Wye, offering everything you’re looking for: quaint gardens, idyllic views, superb service and somewhere special to stay. On entering, objets d’art, curios and distinctive architecture evoke a rich appreciation of a bygone era that’s enhanced by excellent modern British dishes. Glimpse the knockout market menu and à la carte lunch and dinner menus – which have won the restaurant two AA rosettes – to see an array of dishes that take inspiration from local produce and the seasons. Try head chef Rachel Williams’ signature dish of fillet of Herefordshire beef, Lyonnaise potatoes, Savoy cabbage, pancetta and mustard cream sauce before sampling the banana parfait served with caramelised banana and candied peanuts, for dessert. While irrefutably beautiful, Wilton Court never takes itself too seriously, as you’ll find out when you venture to this magical hideaway.