Crunch over the gravel past Sue and Mike’s home to enter the old village cider press, recently turned into a smart comfy escape for two. The big open-plan living/dining room lets the light flood in, you can loll on a squashy sofa in front of a wood-effect burner (no faffing with logs) while someone else stirs and chops in the slip of a kitchen, which has all the mod cons. Paintings, bright rugs and stuffed bookcases give off a homely, traditional feel. Upstairs to a bright bedroom with a divine bed, silk blinds framing verdant views and a plush en suite. Outside you can help yourself to veg from their garden, barbecue on the deck or sit under the willow in your own private walled garden. You’ve a bursting welcome hamper to dig into filled with plenty of local goodies and certainly enough for breakfast on your first morning. You’re in a pretty village in the heart of the Chew Valley and it’s walking distance to two good pubs. Walks start from the door or you can head off into the Mendips. Wells, Glastonbury and bustling Bath and Bristol are all nearby.