This Regency country house is full of delightful surprises with much unchanged since the early 1930s. Nigel and Tara have rewired and replumbed and left the good bits carefully alone. Settle in the morning room with its interesting library, join in with a yoga class, or ask for a guided tour of the house and garden – the restoration of both is purposely gentle and the history fascinating.
Architectural historians will want to visit the intact stables – still with horses and still with the ladder up to the stable boy’s quarters; cobbled paths through the mature woodlands and rhododendrons slowly being revealed; the bones of an ancient walled garden and greenhouses painstakingly being brought to life with advice from the Devon Gardens Trust.
You’re just a 15-minute walk from Tiverton and there are walks along the river or canal; you’ll find good pubs in Cadeleigh and Bickleigh.