Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR3 5QA
Web site: www.oldpost-office.co.uk
The lounge has replaced what the locals called 'the shop', and a winding oak treaded staircase leads up to the kind of bedrooms you will never want to leave. No problem - you can be posted out feet first in a pine box using the coffin flap thoughtfully built above the stairs. Rich ochre walls, lovingly restored rural welsh furniture, fabulous food - vegetarian of course - and wide-ranging views of welsh mountain sheep grazing the Black Mountains.
The Old Post Office is also available for self catering. HAY-ON-WYE, the biggest second hand bookshop in the world is just down the valley and the Brecon Beacons only eleven miles away.