Sheila and Tim make sure you’re well fed. Start each morning at a big table in the kitchen with French windows flung open to the courtyard. Tim cooks sourdough in the AGA and smokes salmon, Sheila makes jam and compote, their chickens provide the eggs. You’ll be welcomed with tea (or an aperitif) plus homemade shortbread, and you can ask about picnics.Three charming bedrooms look out over wildflowers, and there’s a garden for pottering. You can feed the chickens, fire up the pizza oven or just relax – Tim will share his telescope, or you can borrow the Canadian canoe for lazy river paddling.South Pool is a sleepy village – it’s where Salcombe regulars come for quiet – but you’re close to Devon’s best beaches. Nip over to Mill Bay on the foot ferry for cocktails and spa luxuries, and feast on fresh seafood at The Beach House in South Milton.