Chickens, children and dogs can roam free here. Mary and Justin will leave out cream teas or cake and some breakfast goodies to get you started – local organic milk and eggs if the hens feel like laying.
Watch roe deer wander in the fields, laze in the hammock, snuggle by the wood-burner, sip coffee on the terrace, soak up the views over the Northern Tors of Dartmoor. Kids can play ping-pong, build a campfire and marvel at the stars.
The Clovelly Inn for a pie and a pint is a half-hour stroll through the valley and across a stream. Drive to join the Two Castles Trail or West Devon Way at Okehampton – bring back local Curworthy cheese from the market and treats from the deli to cook in the open-plan kitchen, or head to the beaches of North Cornwall for fish, chips and surf.