A traditional family home just north of Bideford – with the South West Coast Path a 10-minute drive away. Lucy welcomes you with a cream tea – or drinks if you arrive after teatime – and there’s plenty of space to spread out, including a sitting room made cosy with wood-burner and comfy armchairs, and a music room with a piano.
Fabulous river Torridge views accompany your breakfast, a generous table of cereals, yogurts, local bacon, kedgeree and eggy bread or eggs done any which way. Plan your day – perhaps catch a ferry to Lundy Island from Bideford Quay to see puffins, wild goats and the Lundy ponies.
Head to Westwood Ho! for seaside fun, and to Bideford for dinner – there’s lots of choice. Return to pat Archie the Shetland pony and wander down to the river through the woods – a haven for tawny and barn owls, peregrine falcon, squirrels, badgers and deer.