Are you weary of bland chain hotels? Do you long for some fun and good taste-to be treated as a human being rather than as a client? We have the chic, the rustic, the state of the art, and the traditional. Be pampered or left alone-or be treated as one of the family. An unbeatable selection of fascinating private homes all over Britain, with hosts chosen for their easy hospitality. Readers will stay in one and want to try them all. Whether they''re in wild places, moors, mountains, hamlets, or cities, each is exceptional. Choose from working farms, rectory or barn conversions, thatched cottages, smart townhouses, or castles-we''ve inspected them all. A passion for food bubbles on these pages: home-grown, organic, local, African, and Mediterranean--all delicious. Perceptive and honest write-ups, together with color photographs, include regional maps and precise directions.