Fuchsia and Argyle Mike have put me on to so excellent stuff. I've been considering some revamps (weighing options). An emerging possibility would involve holding off one leg (Scotland) of our upcoming two month fall trip for another visit, saving much drive time and opening two more convenient access weeks in the process. Limiting drive times means more to enjoy proximately.
I'm now looking to possibly working in Shropshire and Lincolnshire/Peak District/Stamford as alternatives for a week each. I've been aggressively reading about them for two days on my own from many sources but would love TA input on these two areas, especially in terms of our primary focus: "unspoiled... and less traveled... charming "villages and related sites.
These new ideas you've proffered also give us a bonus in potentially biting off snippets of Wales and East Anglia beyond our week each in those areas. I look forward to further enlightenment, especially in these areas (and any other sectors in our eight areas over two plus months