Come for a blast of history. Amanda and family were amazed by what they found in the restoration of this terraced 16th-century house in the heart of Wells. The most remarkable was the big medieval wall painting painstakingly uncovered below layers of plaster.Wells will keep you fascinated too – delve into more history, listen to choral evensong in the cathedral, browse independent shops (including the vintage one owned by Amanda’s daughter just down the road), have lunch at bustling veggy café The Good Earth.You let yourself in but Amanda is on hand nearby if you need her. She leaves wine and logs for a couple of fires. Cook supper on the electric Aga, sleep in vintage style, have morning coffee in the garden – sunlight floods in to the whole house. Romantic for two, lovely to bring a couple of friends.