Cluster your entire flock for a get-together down winding lanes and rugged moorland roads (mind the sheep and ponies) with sweeping views across the moor. You’ll be entirely comfortable in this Devon longhouse with 14th-century roots and a converted barn next door (great for extra guests, but which still feels private enough for a couple wanting to be alone). Adventures start from the door: the Two Moors Way runs behind the house and you’ll find plenty of guides and maps inside; history buffs will be engrossed in a bronze age settlement down the road; you can pony trek, canoe or play golf. Return to squishy sofas, roaring wood-burners, pretty fabrics at deep windows, freshly cut flowers from the garden, antique furniture and (well tucked away) flat screen TVs. Both have sleek modern kitchens with all the gear you need, spacious bedrooms with country florals and ginghams, bags of character and, in the big house, a dear little children’s room. It’s a generous place – with plenty of logs on the house, a chest of toys, croquet and an honesty shed for emergency supplies. Not for urbanites, although you can get a phone signal!