A medieval farmhouse in a National Trust village, where a 500-year-old bridge sweeps you across to ancient woodland. Outside, a cobbled courtyard leads up to a hay barn that’s open on one side – not a bad spot for breakfast in good weather. Inside, original panelling survives, while flawless design gives a delicious country-house feel, making this an intimate bolthole in which to linger. You’ll find a sitting room packed with beautiful things – books galore, original flagstones, sofas in front of a roaring fire. There’s a spy hole in the panelling, some ancient graffiti, too, then a gorgeous dining room in period colours with wood floors, beautiful art and wonderful food, perhaps Devon crab cakes, boeuf Bourguignon, chocolate brownies with toffee popcorn and salted caramel ice cream. Bedrooms upstairs are deeply satisfying: lovely beds, bowls of fruit, timber frames, super bathrooms. One is smaller, two are bigger, the family suite has two bedrooms. You get Roberts radios, Cowshed oils, even mini bars ‘on the house’. Exmoor waits. The road passes quietly at night.