If you're of a writerly persuasion (and even if you're not because the food is fabulous), you really must try to get to Chez Castillon on one of their writing courses. Here's a link to the latest one via the lovely Helen M Hunt's site - http://www.helenmhunt.co.uk/?p=221
VERY IMPORTANT: there's the most fantastic patisserie and confiserie RIGHT across the street. I kid you not. You could chuck your notebook through the door. Take a big spoon with you.
Janie and Mickey also have a delightful swimming pool in the back garden. Just thought I'd mention it. (Even if it did rain stair-rods all the time when I was there). Not bitter. Honest.