I'm thinking of visiting Somerset this fall for 1-2 weeks. I'm in need of some downtime and the peacefulness of Somerset seems to fit the bill.
I'm thinking of staying in Bath for 2-3 nights and then finding a self-catering place in a village.
But I'm plagued with doubt. Should I stay longer in Bath and self-cater there (but isn't parking an issue?)? And will it be the peaceful English countryside I'm craving (something between Miss Marple and Morse?).
Or should I look into self-catering in Wells? I've found a couple of spots ... but parking is iffy? And again, is this the little English village I'm dreaming of?
I have scoured through 15 pages of holiday rentals. I feel like Goldilocks ... some of the villages are too big, others are two small. Can you help this California girl find one that's just right??
Ideally I'd like a town/village that has services and a few restaurants/pubs within easy reach of where I land. (No drinking and driving on the wrong side of the road for me!) But not so large that driving in a city environment becomes an issue (that wrong side of the road thing again). It's likely just me, BF travels and may drop in. From what I've seen, nothing is out of my budget.
I want to do a lot of sightseeing, walking, perhaps cycling if the weather cooperates ... and just generally enjoying my downtime.
If you've gotten through all of this, thank you. If you have any info for me, many more thanks in advance! And if you're ever in San Francisco (or Borrego Springs), I'll be happy to return the favor, or err is that favour?Edited: 04 July 2010, 06:26