Food is important here – the kitchen garden is abundant with veggies and soft fruits; there are chickens and beehives and spring water from the well in your bedroom. Anything that can’t be grown, foraged or made is bought as locally as possible. Delicious meals are a relaxed affair around the big table; breakfast can be granola, bread, muffins, banana and cinnamon porridge or a full English. Book in for a two or three-course dinner paired with local wine.
You’re on the fringes of Dartmoor, footpaths shoot off from the door – take a packed lunch and follow the meandering river Lew. The family have tons of local knowledge and Guy offers guided walks through the National Park, or a night-time stargaze.
The bedrooms, two large and one huge, are part of the old milking parlour: comfortable, airy spaces to read or watch TV if it rains, with Judy’s artwork brightening the walls. Sit in the garden watching birds dart around, gather round the fire pit in the evenings.