This versatile barn is tucked down a private drive and sits by a lake deep in beautiful South Hams farmland. The restoration has been imaginative: oak beams soar above the vast, vaulted living space and there’s a long sociable table with room for everybody.
If you want to cook Riverford Organics will deliver, or you can order in a chef. Kids can run riot in the open-plan living space when it is wet – in summer spill out to a barbecue terrace where you can sip a sundowner while keeping an eye on the enclosed baby and toddler play area. There’s a games room for older children.
Bring the dogs for walks along the sands (no fewer than eight dog-friendly beaches nearby). Dartmoor and the coastal rambles of the South Devon peninsula are on the doorstep.