In the hamlet of St Catherine, a gorgeous wooden cabin with a babbling brook at the bottom of the garden. Accessed up a private track and surrounded by fields and woodland, this is an enchanting rural escape where you can pick apples from the orchard and get the wood-burner blazing with complimentary logs from the garden. Inside rustic chic reigns – sheepskins, reclaimed floorboards, floral sofas and an artist’s easel give a cosy and creative feel. A kitchen is equipped with all the essentials; you can eat in the open-plan living space or out on the veranda on sunny days. Sleep peacefully in a snug double room with a cabin bed: there’s a sofabed and single day bed too. In the garden willow, hazel, ash and field maple give shade, while spring bulbs and wildflowers burst with colour and scent; here wooden benches are scattered with colourful cushions and you can immerse yourself in birdsong and peace. Though you could happily retreat from the world, there’s wonderful walking from the front door, good local pubs and shopping and culture only a couple of miles away in Bath.