A touch of the country in town – a buzzing town too: Frome is bursting with culture, galleries, quirky shops and great markets, all a short walk away. Connected by an impressive architect-designed walkway to the owners’ house, but facing the other way so you’ll feel nicely private, this generous 19th-century coach house overlooks big gardens and a tennis court. Step in to a pristine open-plan space with sparkling lights and a superb oak floor. Sitting room, dining room and smart kitchen blend into one, there are guide books and maps to inspire you, a wood-burner, and logs from the garden to get you going. The Greens like to support local craftsmen and food producers and encourage you to order staples from Somerset Local Food Direct; Nicola will put the goodies in the fridge for you. Your bedroom above, a galleried sanctuary for two, comes with a compact shower, a generous bed and a lovely low window that pulls the outside in. Enjoy Frome’s farmers’ market (one of the best), cocktail and dinner at the Archangel in town, trot up Catherine Hill for vintage shopping. Beyond? Wells, Longleat, Stourhead, Bath, and Somerset’s sweet hills.