Harpers & Queen

A thousand acre estate belonging to an Englishman, where coffee, bananas and vegetables are cultivated in the traditional African way. Marmite on the breakfast table, a chintzy drawing room with backgammon and scrabble sets, copies of the spectator and dogs lying around. The eight cottages are delightful, with four-poster beds, large bathrooms and verandas with views, on clear mornings, of the snowcapped peaks of the Mountains of the Moon.