Self-catering: The Garden Studio
An adorable studio for two, pine-clad inside and out. Find a delicious bed with feather pillows and duvet, recycled Spanish rugs on new pine floors, an electric fire that looks like a vintage French stove, armchairs, books and magazines.
The kitchen is in the middle of this open-plan space, the sitting room and bedroom (double bed or twin beds to your liking) at the far ends, clothes are stored in the wardrobe of the shower room, and all feels stylish and bright. French windows may be flung open on warm days to a patio area with table, chairs and loungers and an above-ground pool (for summer) on your own lawn.
Set off for a pub supper, or whip up a simple supper in the kitchen; it may be tiny but it has microwave, hob, dishwasher and washing machine. For balmy evenings there's a grass tennis court and a croquet lawn – knock a few balls about! – and you can stroll to the village.
You can walk to Wells in an hour and a half (Catherine is a cathedral guide) or hop in the car to Bath, a 45-minute drive. A brilliant little place to unwind.