Down an avenue of oaks find a pretty church, a handsome rectory and Clarissa’s B&B with lovely views from every window. Guests are in one side of the house – you’ll find an elegant south-facing drawing room, full of beautiful things from Clarissa’s travels and with views over the formal gardens and the deer park. Up a wide staircase with the original pitched pine balustrade are bedrooms full of light, one en suite, the other with a generous bathroom next door.
Breakfast can be taken in the spacious hall, or in the garden under a giant cedar surrounded by wild flowers and with tidal views. You’ll feast on home baked bread, jams and marmalade, organic yogurts and honey. Everything is as organic and local as possible and if you have a special request just give Clarissa a bit of notice.
Wander your own section of the garden, visit the farm stores a short walk away, or book the wood-fired outdoor bathtub in the private copse. Birdwatch by the Exe, hire bikes, spend a day at the races.