A grand house and restoration project, complete with turrets and gothic features. Geri and Kevin are art collectors and travellers – find striking pieces in every stylish corner. Bedrooms have lovely linen, antiques, flowers, chocolates… Breakfast includes honey and eggs from the village – eat in the kitchen, dining room or out on the terrace. The gardens are a perfect mix of nature and design; a bridge takes you over the Exe river (wild swimming!), and on to the Exe Valley Way. Exeter is a ten-minute drive. Settle on a velvet sofa by the log-burner – or up in the Ibiza-style snug at the top of the cupola and soak up 360 views.