Head down the long, private lane and arrive at Sarah’s peaceful 17th-century stone house with its pretty walled cottage garden and views to Alfred’s Tower and Longleat. Inside is just as special. Beams, flagstones and inglenook fireplaces have been sensitively restored; rugs, pictures, comfy sofas and polished antiques add warmth and serenity. The twin, at the end of the house, has a little shower room and its own sitting room. Breakfast on homemade and farmers’ market produce before exploring Stourhead, Wells, Glastonbury. Sarah, engaging, well-travelled and a great cook, looks after you warmly.