Both this delightfully cottagey cottage and its Dartmoor village setting are a joy. Between high hedges, around hairpin bends, via a small bridge over the river Dart you come to Holne with its tea and village shops. The Hemingways’ whitewashed cottage is next to the fine 13th-century church; Jane grew up here and and there’s a settled, friendly feel plus just the right amount of well-chosen creature comforts. Downstairs is the low-beamed, cosy living space with comfy sofas and a wood-burning stove in the big old fireplace. There’s a good country kitchen with Rayburn, pretty celandine green cupboards, a table for six and a bathroom with walk-in shower and underfloor heated limestone tiles. Up nicely wonky stairs are the two sloping-roofed bedrooms with antique furniture, patchwork quilts, floral fabrics – and shower room and another bathroom (also redesigned, with free-standing bath). Stroll through a verdant rock garden with a stream and ponds and a further meadow garden with fruit cages and planted beds. Walk to your heart’s content; visit Ashburton and Buckfastleigh. Relax.