Andy Olding – London, UK

The grounds are lovely, the view over the lake spectacular and the pool perfect - clean and the chemicals aren't strong (no stinging eyes), but you do need to watch young children. The house is tucked away down a little road, you will need a car to get anywhere but there is good walking and lots of lovely villages to explore and good local shops nearby for food. Treat yourself to top restaurant quality food from local chefs who will come and cook fabulous traditional meals for you and eat on the secluded terrace.
Already looking at the diary for dates to book next year, strongly recommended, I just hope when this secret is out we'll still be able to book!