A flock of white geese trot across the field, the cottage gardens are a summer-blooming feast of colour and the Blackdown Hills are the green backdrop. Inside is just as good: polished wood, original lithographs, oil paintings, comfy seats by the fire, airy bedrooms in apple-pie order and freshly picked flowers in every room. Enjoy the pool, wander the gorgeous gardens, have breakfast (free-range and delicious) outside in the sun – Diana wants you to feel at home. You’re equidistant from Exmoor and the south coast, and you can wander down the hill for supper and a pint in the local. A friendly house with a timeless charm.