Croquet on the lawn, carriage rides on the Somerset levels: there’s more than a hint of the ‘manor born’ behind the sturdy red gates. Gather the whole tribe – kids, grandparents, dogs – and come together for snug suppers in the library-dining room (space for 22) or summer parties in the walled garden with farmland views – cream teas, tastings and games can be arranged.
In the family for 400 years, this immaculate house is carefully tended and overflows with portraits and antiques: a Clementi piano tuned to order, parts salvaged from an ancestor’s ship. Bedrooms are cosy and inviting, each decorated on a theme but all with soft light and plump cushions. It’s a house you can get lost in.
Stroll to the village pub, explore the 22 acres beyond the haha, the roses and the walled vegetable garden. Join the West Country Way by foot or on bicycles or numerous other trails which criss-cross the area. Glastonbury and Wells are under half an hour away.