Little wonder the Fursdon family has farmed here for so many generations. It’s beautiful – hugged by glorious Devon countryside near Exeter. Stroked by flowers, wisteria and sunshine, the mellow stone gardener’s cottage rests privately in a 750-acre estate.Wake in a big, bright bedroom to vast views and a dawn chorus. Climb the private terraced garden and flop under a sweet chestnut with a glass of something cool. Relax inside by the log-burner, or in a quiet snug with plenty of armchairs.This place was made for lovers of the great outdoors, with space for muddy boots and well-behaved dogs. Stroll to iron-age Cadbury Castle, discover quaint villages, farm shops, foodie pubs and revel in the Fursdon history: on Open Days, you can tour the manor and family museum.