Tabitha and team greet you warmly: afternoon tea on the house, a selection of West Country gins to work your way through and films to download with complimentary popcorn. Settle into chic, unstuffy rooms with long views of the Devon hills, flowers, chocolates and freshly baked cookies; bathrooms have cavernous walk-in showers and roll-top baths – pour in the Bamford bubbles and take a soak before dinner.
The menu is seasonal, locally sourced and thoroughly modern. Dress for the space: glam and grown-up – or you can eat in the informal library, or out on the terrace with those uninterrupted countryside views.
Come rain or shine there’s much to do. Stroll the walled gardens and then chill with a book from the library, play tennis or garden games. Dogs are very welcome and will relish blustery walks over the Two Moors Way across Dartmoor and Exmoor. Ask about excursions: walking tours, horse riding, shooting; and there’s a fixed outdoor marquee – perfect for parties and weddings.