Perfect for family celebrations or big groups, this versatile, fun barn sits by a lake deep in beautiful South Hams farmland. Inside a long dining table for 12 spans the vast vaulted, open-plan living space; oak beams soar above. The interiors are impressive: a mix of antique and modern furniture, a sleek granite kitchen, big relaxing sofas, oak floors, a state-of-the-art wood-burner and a silent eco-friendly heat recovery system. There are four smart bedrooms downstairs, with sumptuous pillows and bed linen on huge Louis XVI and Victorian ironwork beds, all have lake views and dark slate en suite bath/wet rooms. The Crows Nest, a romantic mezzanine up spiral stairs, is the fifth. You’re tucked down a private drive (plenty of parking) with a fantastic outside space: barbecue terrace, games room and an enclosed baby and toddler play area. Owner Caroline (in the farmhouse) has created a stylish yet practical place for get-togethers. Dartmoor and the coast of the South Devon peninsula are minutes away.