This traditional cottage dates back to the early 19th-century and has all the character you’d expect, from some very old doors, oak flooring and window seats to an original secret staircase.
Rachel lives in the attached house with her family, but there’s a blocked off room between the two properties so noise doesn’t carry and both feel private. Find a generous welcome pack with enough for a wonderful first breakfast – a bottle of Prosecco, sausages and bacon from the farm shop, organic milk, butter and eggs from the local farm. There’s a big table in the kitchen to eat around or you can sit out in two private garden areas.
The nearest pub is The Lord Nelson Inn in Marshfield, a four-minute drive; Allington farm shop and restaurant, which has wonderful local produce, is a 10 minute drive. Chocolate-box Castle Combe and Dyrham Park National Trust are less than 15 minutes’ drive, Westonbirt Arboretum is 30 minutes, Bristol 40.