Plenty of wood, slate floors and fresh flowers from the garden give an elemental feel to the interiors of what was an ancient farm building. Owners Sarah and Craig, who live next door in the thatched cottage have done much of the renovation work themselves. It’s a generous space with an open plan living/dining and kitchen area, a wood-burner for chilly days and books and games. The gallery bedroom upstairs has another sofa, more books and a desk with a grand view.
A little seating area is reached through doors from the living room and opens out onto your own private space packed with trees, shrubs and flowers. You’re also welcome to visit part of the main garden too – a beautifully-designed series of ‘rooms’ connected by paths and steps and filled with many birds. Waiting for you is your first breakfast: croissants, muesli, yogurt and fruit, as well as all the basics and often something home baked.
The peace is deep, walks start from the door, but you’re only five miles from Totnes.