An elegant and much-loved family home set in the picture-postcard village of Ashmore. Its curved yew hedge is topped with magnificent topiary birds, the views across valley and hills almost to the sea are sensational and you arrive to afternoon tea and cake, which Sam serves in the sitting room or out in the sun.
Bedrooms are off separate landings and the master has a children’s room next door. Settle down to breakfast in a sunny room on the first floor: mixed berries and yogurt, homemade bread, continental or cooked choices. Sam is happy to do family suppers too.
Wander around the lovely gardens and down through the woodland, follow the circular two and a half mile walk and spot red kites and buzzards. There are books and games to dip into, and good pubs nearby for dinner.