Come for the food; it’s exciting and deeply rooted in the local area. The best British seasonal produce is showcased: local meat and game, fresh fish from the south west coast, a drinks list that champions local producers – try sparkling Devon wine. Inside, there are cosy corners to read the paper, a bar to prop up with a local ale in hand and a garden dining room for candlelit evening suppers.
So far there are two guest bedrooms, more are planned, and there’s talk of yurts in the woodland. Rooms are spacious, relaxing; one has a private courtyard, the annexe is spread over two floors. Find books, boardgames, a mini bar (locally stocked, of course). Bathrooms are spoiling.
Parties of up to ten guests should book the Kitchen Library, where you’ll find Mark’s many books, kitchen paraphernalia, drinks on arrival, and a menu created by Mark and his head chef. What a treat. Walk it all off on a ramble around the rolling countryside.