Nothing prepares you for the views from your windmill tower: they stretch 20 miles across the South Hams to Dartmoor. This tall quirky 200-year-old building narrows upwards over four levels, linked by a slender hand-built staircase. Curl up the stairs (maple, oak and teak abound) to the lofty top-floor lookout – a cosy living room with glass for walls, two comfy chairs and the sound of the wind whistling outside. This is not for those who revel in cutting edge design – it’s nicely old-fashioned. The bathroom lies below – sink back in the bubbles and gaze on more view – then it’s down again, to an uncluttered bedroom with a Victorian bed, a soft down duvet and feather pillows. On the ground floor is the kitchen, its cupboards custom-made to accommodate curved walls. There’s a round table for dining and a glass door framing the landcape. Buzzards soar above, and your neighbours are the foxes and badgers. Perfect peace between Dartmoor, the South Hams and the sea, and three pubs within a mile, including Sawday’s favourite, the Bickley Mill Inn.