If I had an unlimited supply of time and money, I'd take this next book and travel from village to village.
The British Automobile Association (AA) has some wonderful publications - published in 1980, AA's Book of British Villages is only available now from third-party sellers but if you can find a copy, it's a wonderful guide to 700 of the most interesting and attractive villages in Britain.
It has my old favorite:
As well as a village that's been featured in my Tuesday feature, If this is Tuesday, it must be England (or, in this case, Scotland):
AA's Book of British Villages is among my treasured possessions - Reader's Digest really offered some great books and they continue to have great titles available.