Lush rolling Devon countryside: the perfect setting for the luxury of this medieval stone and thatch barn. Light from the glassed-in south wall fills the sitting/dining room, furnished with comfy cream sofas, thick curtains, pale carpet and cream walls. Tall French windows open onto a large terrace with table and barbecue, which in turn leads to a half acre of lawn, a climbing frame, apple trees and meadows. A galley-style kitchen off the main room is small but ergonomic, spotlessly clean and easy to use with its matching yellow gadgets. Upstairs bath and shower rooms are spic and span, and the two carpeted bedrooms are light and airy with beams, vaulted ceilings and muslin curtains; from the comfort of your king-size bed, gaze down the sweep of the valley and plan the day’s adventures. Books and games are to hand, as is a generous welcome hamper of provisions, including Kevin’s own superb Grimpstonleigh apple juice and cider. This is a perfect place for peace-seekers – stay put on the sunny patio, walk from the door along leafy lanes, drive to Dartmouth or Salcombe and watch the yachties at play.