I found this quote on a guestbook, and it summarized my stay with Barry & Cheryl and their friends.
"That house was...a perfect house, whether you like food or sleep, or story-telling or singing, or just sitting and thinking best, or a pleasant mixture of them all. Merely to be there was a cure for weariness, fear and sadness." - J.R.R. Tolkien from the Lord of the Rings