Come for the happy relaxed vibe, and Mary Anne’s welcome with tea and homemade shortbread. There’s a wood-burner in the guest sitting room, and bedrooms have beautiful arched mullion windows. The huge twin with ornate plasterwork overlooks the garden and church, the pretty double is cosier and both have good showers and big fluffy towels. Wake for an excellent Aga breakfast with eggs from the hens, garden and hedgerow compotes, home or locally produced bacon and homemade jams. A herd of Red Ruby Devon cattle are Robert’s pride and joy; the family have farmed for generations and you can buy the beef. It’s a treat to stay.