From the hilltop gaze south over swaying masts in the Kingsbridge estuary whilst north is dramatic Dartmoor, then drop into a secluded valley with views to fields of horses and woodland. The Grange – a former ecclesiastical farm with cottages each named after a vicar – has been transformed into the perfect setting for young families and couples (at quieter times). The stone barns have contemporary interiors with vaulted roofs and the living space upstairs to make the most of views over the large garden and lake (safely fenced): wood-burners, comfy sofas and carved pine furniture are stylish and pristine. Kitchens are new, with black granite worktops and top quality appliances. In bathrooms oak floors shine beneath Heritage suites and stone tiles. Everything is in tip-top condition and the beds are fabulously comfortable. Outside are sheltered terraces, some private, with Colby’s being the sunniest: the indoor pool is a blessing for non-beach days; a nature trail; a huge lawn; and a Wendy house stuffed with toys will keep little people entertained for hours, days even! Sharon and her super thoughtful team can organise all sorts of treats and there’s even a marine biologist for rock pooling on the many fabulous local beaches.