Sleepy Somerset takes life at its own pace. Lull into laid back living with a visit to this pastoral haven, awash with green fields, hedgerows, bluebell woods and tumbling moorland. Attracting creatives from writers and photographers to filmmakers and painters, this pretty part of the country has seen modern reinvention but still holds its history with farm shows, folk festivals, village fetes and of course, the ever-growing Glastonbury Festival.
That said, Glastonbury town does have an identity of its own, away from the muddy music fest. Said to be the resting place of King Arthur, with a rich and intriguing pagan past, it’s certainly somewhere to go and ‘find yourself’.
Godney Arts House will help you on the journey. Capturing the area’s creative spirit with its interior, this 18th-century farmer’s house has been given a new, stylish lease of life with artwork on the walls, flagstone floors, velvet sofas and a copper top dining table. A cottage garden boasts apple trees and magnolia, countryside views can be enjoyed from most windows and the award-winning Sheppey Inn is a short walk away. You’ll also find Westhay Moor National Nature Reserve nearby.