Bump along a rough track to a pretty house tucked behind a working farm. Julie will have left you homemade cake or a proper Devonshire cream tea and plenty of local tips. Pack up the car with everything for the beach – Salcombe is a 20-minute drive and you can join the South West Coastal Path there.
Drive to the tidal road on the river Avon and walk to Bantham Beach (or hire surfboards) stopping at The Oyster Shack for lunch. Return to all the mod cons you’d expect – a warming wood-burner, toys and games for all ages and a cracker of a kitchen with space for the whole family.
An enveloping garden is laid to lawn at the front, rambling to one side and with swings and seesaw at the rear, a sheltered patio and barbecue overlooking the lawn just the spot for lazy evenings at home. Families can pack light as Julie’s thought of everything, and dogs are most definitely welcome.