C S Lewis once stayed in this restored 17th-century cottage near Minehead. It now combines modern living with original features such as quarry-tiled floors, window seats and doors. A reception hall leads to the sitting room and dining room with wood burner. The modern kitchen has views across the Brendon Hills and a range-style oven. Three bedrooms and a bathroom with stand-alone bath are upstairs. Why Prince Charles saved the local orchards from development. Why not You’ll never want to leave. Hamptons: 0117 923 9230..