Andrew and Bridget’s Victorian schoolhouse stands on the village green. If its exterior gives the impression of English decorum, its interiors do the very opposite; the bust of Aristotle draped in a feather boa is a bit of a giveaway. It’s all refreshingly original – interior design laced with humour. The big room takes centre stage, its high ceiling and stained glass giving an ecclesiastic feel. You’ll find Cambodian lampshades and Vietnamese water puppets, mismatching sofas and a crackling fire, William Morris wallpaper and books by the hundred, then a quirky bar with light descending from on high. Homely bedrooms are warm, simple and nicely priced. One has a four-poster, another a slipper bath, two next door in a cute cottage can be taken together to self-cater. There’s even a bunk house and a wheelchair-friendly bolthole in the garden. Pizzas fly from a wood-fired oven, while pea and ham soup, homemade cottage pie and sticky toffee pudding costs under £20. There’s a conservatory breakfast room, a terrace for summer and a farm shop selling the odd antique. Good walks and the coast wait.