Imagine a large, listed, 19th-century building with great arched windows attached to a courtyard of buildings and barns… the owners (generous, hospitable) meet, greet and live in one. Entering the Music Room takes your breath away. To the left, a piano, a chaise longue and a raised ‘stage’ with a draped four-poster bed. There’s original cornicing to the ceilings, white shutters to the windows, a fireplace with a wood-burner… in the middle, a dining and sitting area with a great sofa; at the far end, an open-plan kitchenette. Produce from the farm, fresh organic eggs, a Devon cream tea and a Gaggia coffee machine await your pleasure, a cleverly recessed dresser behind moulded doors houses crockery and cutlery, and every mod con is provided. It’s wonderfully secluded here, in 30 acres of organically run land, and magical: a walled secret garden with a walnut tree, a pond full of wildlife, mowed paths through long grasses, mixed orchards, a lawn for croquet and badminton, bees and birds – picnic wherever you like! There’s a pub with a history in Churchstow, and gorgeousness all around.