Fingals is magical, a jumble of a place in a hidden valley in one of the loveliest parts of south Devon. It’s run with charm, humour and a dash of idiosyncrasy by Richard and Sheila. They’ve made many changes to their lovely old Manor over the years and now you have five different self-catering apartments to choose from. The Lower Mill Cottage apartment is at the back of the Manor farmhouse; it has two bedrooms, open-plan kitchen, a large sitting room with a wood-burner and its own courtyard where you can barbecue and chat into the evening. The Upper Mill apartment sleeps six and has plenty of space to spread out; the dining area has a minstrel’s gallery above with heaps of books; the large suntrap courtyard garden is perfect for al fresco dining; there’s a conservatory and a stove-warmed sitting room with all the techy stuff you need; comfortable bedrooms are full of art and antiques. You also get the use of swimming pool, tennis court, gardens and a games room with snooker. Explore pretty Dittisham and the river Dart, visit Agatha Christie’s summer house and gardens, picnic on fab beaches, ramble through Dartmoor National Park.