Arrive to a cheerful hello from Louise and head upstairs to the huge living space of her renovated old cider barn for tea and cake – or she’ll bring you a tray outside. There’s a sunny garden and the night skies are clear. Guest bedrooms lie privately on the ground floor.
The West Apartment is self-contained with a kitchen and sitting room; this is usually let as self-catering but if you come as a group of six B&Bers you can all use its sunny sitting space which opens onto the garden. Louise is a great cook and breakfast includes fruit salad, yogurts, croissants, bacon and tomatoes cooked in the oven and local, free-range eggs in different colours.
Join footpaths to the river Tone, a cafe at Tonedale Mill, or to The Martlet Inn in Langford Budville for your dinner. You can catch a steam train from Bishops Lydeard to Williton and Watchet and be on the Quantock Hills in 20 minutes.