we stayed in a sweet cottage over the weekend in Somerset. with oaks beams, creaky stairs, a garden filled with herbs and bumblebee attracting flowers, a river and a flock of (incredibly healthy looking) chickens, it ticked all the boxes of a true, English country experience.
it also comes with a rowing boat and a suggestion of taking it down the river to the local pub and some bikes, for exploring the lanes. unfortunately, the weather stopped us from doing either but the idea of turning up at the pub in your own rowing boat, did make me smile.
we booked the cottage via here.