Through French windows into a comfortably stylish space. The main room is filled with natural light and local sea-inspired art creates a beach vibe. Owner Claire greets you with scones, jam, apple juice and cider – all sourced from neighbouring farms.
Little ones will love to feed the kune kune pigs, llamas – and Mini the pet sheep, who has her own Facebook following. Walk from the door along the river bank to spy rare beavers and shy otters. Bike safely from here to the outskirts of Sidmouth (four miles), find a nature reserve just across the valley.
Drive to adventure parks, kayaking, kitesurfing, fossil hunting – and festivals galore. Make a pit stop for dinner at the nearby Rusty Pig, run by a former River Cottage Chef. Return to a large west-facing garden for children to tear about in and you to sit in with a glass of wine. There’s a barbecue here too.