In a quiet green valley between moor and coast, find this thatched barn conversion (mentioned in the Domesday book) in 13 acres of shared orchards, woodland and fields. You are left a spectacular hamper with Grimpstonleigh’s own cider, wine and cake, freshly baked bread.
This is a place for active families. Tramp through the woods (wellies provided), dam the streams, make dens. You can sit on your own gazebo with a glass of wine and keep an eye on the dedicated play area. The highlight is the stunning indoor pool, looking out over a terrace to rolling countryside through plate glass.
Hike straight from the door, borrow a kayak or bodyboard and get to the beach in 15 minutes, explore this charmed corner of South Devon. Return with something local to sizzle on the barbecue as the stars come out.