This is a real family home with a great break out space for children and teenagers, complete with table tennis and football. Meanwhile you’ll struggle to decide whether to read in the breakfast room, finish your novel in the library, admire nature from the garden room or go into Aga-overdrive in the kitchen.
You’re on the fringes of Uplyme in an AONB, so relaxed country walks are on the cards and there’s a pub in the village very handy for a pint afterwards. For good food it’s a 25-minute walk to Lyme Regis, a proper seaside town replete with sandy beach, independent shops, art galleries and plenty of history.
When the weather is foul you can light the wood-burner and watch DVDs in much comfort. The understated bedrooms are soothing places to recover from the day’s adventures, with the newly converted ground floor room useful for anyone who can’t manage the stairs.