And now for something completely different. Upper Crannel is an achingly modern house sitting in the midst of a beautiful country estate just outside Glastonbury. Really, what's not to like?
The house, designed by the architect Robert Paxton, sits amidst a truly spectacular landscape, all 112 acres of it. Your personal view of the Tor shown here below says it all. This really is somewhere to escape from it all.
You arrive at Upper Crannel via a wonderful tree lined drive to the house which has been built with floor to ceiling windows to make the most of the views.
Most of the living accommodation is on the first floor - a vast kitchen and living room with that showstopping landscape outside. You can imagine how romantic this place would be on a rain-lashed winter's day, especially with the rather cool suspended log burner to keep you warm.
The master bedroom - also with those floor to ceiling windows - and a study are also on this floor.
On the ground floor, you'll find 2 more bedrooms, a bathroom and a tank room.
Of course the house is energy efficient with sheep wool insulation and a rainwater harvesting system capturing water from the main roof.
There is also a barn, perfect for guests if you can bear to interrupt your splendid isolation, with 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and sitting room.
The properties sit in the middle of the land which has a river running through it and gorgeous open countryside from every angle. Glastonbury with its crystal-toting hippy ways (and fine cafe culture including our favourite Hundred Monkeys) is just 2 miles away, while the beautiful city Wells is 5 miles.
Upper Crannel is £1.95m through Knight Frank