THE COTTAGE Escape (rollover images to enlarge)
Escape from the city, indulge in rural relaxation
In the heart of Somerset’s rolling countryside, this impressive country cottage combines secluded luxury with classic rural chic. Tucked away in a hamlet, close to the town of Bruton and the historic city of Bath, The Cottage is far from unassuming. With its tennis court and beautiful cottage garden, it will not disappoint.
Drop your bags, throw open the doors and take in the setting. Sit out on the lush green lawn, pour a glass of leathery Bordeaux and throw yourselves down on a blanket in front of a crackling log fire. Stay there all weekend if you like. For a change of scenery take the winding staircase up to the cinema room or lounge in a bubble bath till you have started to grow gills.
If the outdoors starts calling, pull on your wellies and take a walk - ending in Batcombe at The Three Horseshoes, for a great local ale or something delicious from the locally sourced menu. The Somerset town of Bruton 5 minutes drive away is booming thanks to a mix of a new contemporary art gallery and national media attention. Points West Business Correspondent Dave Harvey visited what Londoners are calling "the new Notting Hill".