Jamie and Melly make their guests feel immediately at home. Arrive to generous extras like a welcome glass of wine, homemade brownies in your room and an honesty bar downstairs. If it’s raining stay put in the cosy bar or guest sitting room for a game of Shuffleboard; otherwise head out to yoga in the village hall or explore Exmoor – it’s on the doorstep and electric bikes can be hired.
Half-Italian Melly keeps you well-fed – there are interesting creative choices at breakfast: carrot cake porridge, muffins with avocado and eggs, sourdough toast. Lunch and supper menus (Wednesday to Saturday) are inspired by Europe and the focus is on locally sourced, organic (when possible) dishes. In summer, the pizza oven and barbecue get fired up in the garden.
Relax in your bedroom. Family or business groups are welcome to take the whole place and if you’re keen to get fit, detox or take a painting course this can all be organised. Lovers of sourdough can order a loaf to take home from Melly’s micro-bakery.