Gaze at the stars from the hot tub with a bottle of bubbly at this big sociable barn, ex-recording studio for Led Zeppelin. Surrounded by farmhouses, cottages and ponies, with views to Batson Creek and beyond, all you hear are the call of the birds and the squeals of very happy children.
It’s well set up for children with books, games, highchairs, dogs, ponies and hens so bring everyone and take the Stables below – together they sleep 18 and there’s room for all in the huge dining kitchen at a great big table. Windows have views, sunrises are worth getting up early for.
It’s a 15-minute walk down the lane for excellent seafood at the Crab Shed, and drinks at the stylish Gin Bar; ten more to the boutiques and boats of Salcombe. If you return in the dark – bring torches!