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, or scream when they see a bit of dust – 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.