At the sign of the angel

Lacock, Wiltshire, England

The coaching inn dates from the 15th century, nestled away in the National Trust village of Lacock. The village set in the Southern Cotswolds, has been used for the shooting of many films and period dramas. Nearby is the 13th century Lacock Abbey, which features in Harry Potter and a small museum dedicated to the memory and work of William Henry Fox Talbot, inventor of the first photographic negative.

Rachel: I visited and stayed at the hotel on the recommendation of a friend who lives locally. The building's age certainly gives it a uniquely distinctive atmosphere and the gorgeous, comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms are furnished perfectly with antiques. If you stay in the colder months, you can eat your delicious dinner in front of a large open wood burning fire which sets the scene nicely for a recording session. Although staying here by myself I never felt truly alone.