Step inside to high ceilings, an airy feel and a wall of glass with oversized French doors: the barn sits in its own land with grass at the back and gravel and decking at the front. Be lazy on a gorgeous sofa, light the wood-burner if its chilly, watch a film or listen to music in every room from the sound system. Help yourself to some local gin from the honesty bar and feel lucky. You’ll also find all the basics for cooking in the roomy kitchen, plus a bottle of wine, fresh bread, olives, eggs and other nice things in a welcome hamper.
Stride out through fields onto Dartmoor, walk to The Forest Inn (three miles) for a pint of something local and a hearty lunch, or drive 15 minutes to pretty Ashburton which has some lovely little independent shops, a deli and antique shops. Don’t miss Rust And The Wolf for great food and vintage finds.
On fine evenings weary walkers can fill the copper bath outside for a good soak with a view while the barbecue heats up. Linger on loungers with a blanket while the stars come out. It’s romantic.