Generous, hospitable Nick and Jo are passionate about their little corner of the world. They are realising their dream of running an eco-friendly, organic, self-sufficient smallholding and you get to share in the bounty: perhaps eggs from happy hens, home-buzzed honey, apples from the orchard, homemade scones and jam – whatever’s seasonal. And Sawday’s guests get free logs for the wood-burner! The Barn, Gallery, Music Room and their home all share a sun-dappled courtyard but are nicely private. The Barn and Gallery both sleep four and have an upside-down layout with smart open-plan living-dining areas upstairs: white-washed walls, plump cushions on red or white sofas, monochrome rugs on pine floors, local art on the walls. Slick modern kitchens have Gaggia coffee machines and all the mod cons. Downstairs to two bedrooms with white bedding on comfy wooden beds; bathrooms have chrome rainfall power showers. Kids will adore it here: collect eggs, feed the goats, spot newts in the pond, climb, romp and roll about in 30 verdant acres. Grown ups will love it too; or head out to walk, cycle, sail – boaty Salcombe is close.