Meander through the shady Japanese garden with its Acer tree, past a stone bridge and under a canopy of grapevines to arrive on the sunlit patio of this pretty semi-detached cottage. Dine outside or sunbathe while dragonflies flit among the reeds and the odd moorhen floats past.
Inside: a sleek and compact kitchen and a big family table perfect for board games. On cool nights, wrap up in a rug on the sofa around the wood-burner and watch a film. Linda will greet you with a hamper of village goodies; you can dine out at the celebrated Talbot Inn up the hill near the historic church.
Pop to the shop-cum-café for home-baked cakes and bread; you’re a whisker from Frome’s independent markets and cobbled streets brimming with boutiques. Further afield: Nunney Castle, bustling Bath, Longleat and the gardens at Stourhead National Trust.