Paths and bridleways spider out through lush West Devon countryside: find rural peace, birds and wildlife near Dartmoor and the Cornish coast. The old linhay (a type of West Country farm building) sits in the semi-wild garden of the family’s listed farmhouse. Pause on the terrace for morning sun and views to Dartmoor over woodland, ponds and open fields where roe deer wander; peace reigns. Step through glazed doors into a light, open-plan, L-shaped living space of oak floors, antiques, window seats, good art and smart wood-burner (plus geothermal heating and solar power). You get a vaulted kitchen swathed in flagstones and polished slate, and a large double room with a pretty iron bed and garden views. Kids can play ping-pong, laze in the hammock, make a camp fire… and, when night falls, scramble up to the attic room where velux windows look out to the stars. Justin and Mary escaped here from the city and welcome you warmly with organic milk, home-laid eggs and logs on the house. Ask about walks, golf, surfing, biking, pony-trekking, restaurants… there’s plenty of them all.