In a hamlet off the coastal road, six miles from Lyme, is an old U-shaped farmhouse on a young organic farm. Harry and Emily live on one side of the ‘U’ and you on the other, in a secluded cottage with a wonderful décor, and a private courtyard. Cows graze, tractors trundle, and there are 65 acres to roam. Your charming hosts are busy with farm, farm shop, gardens, kids, but always have time for you. Enter to find… a flagstone floor worn smooth with age, a vast inglenook with logs and red sofa, a marble-top table with intricate swan legs, a Shaker kitchen to the side. Every item of furniture is vintage or antique, elegant yet understated – it couldn’t be nicer. Upstairs are two super bedrooms and a deep roll-top tub, renovated perfectly by Emily, blessed with soft towels, handmade soaps and lashings of hot water. Fresh flowers abound and there’s a great veg patch too: grab a lettuce and fresh herbs and knock yourself up a salad. Stock up at Millers Farm Shop, eat out at River Cottage Canteen, visit foodie markets; you’re spoilt for choice. Stride off from Axmouth to Lyme Regis (eight miles); you might spot a heron on the way.