Inside is wonderfully light and bright with French windows opening onto a tiny garden with a pear tree and a barbecue. There are games and books for children and all the best gadgetry. Lovely Gill leaves you fluffy white bath towels and Ren bath products.
If you’re lucky (and quiet) you’ll spot otters, kingfishers and avocets along the river, or drive to Bicton Park to explore the gardens on the little train. Dogs are given a welcome pack including a helpful list of dog-friendly venues.
Discover Budleigh Salterton, the oldest part of the Jurassic coast: hunt for fossils or fish for your dinner off a pebbly beach. Drive ten minutes further to join the South West Coastal Path.