The beams, the dimpled walls and the rug-strewn warmth of this moorland cottage will have you and the family feeling right at home from the moment you arrive. Jane, your host, grew up here and there’s a settled, friendly feel.
The sunny garden is wild and lush with views of the rolling hills, and your only neighbour is the historic church tower next door. Open a bottle of wine and throw open the kitchen doors as you cook on the big Rayburn range – while everyone socialises around the large table. Spend evenings around the fire playing board games.
The Two Moors Way, joining Exmoor and Dartmoor, runs right through the village. Head out on the challenging 15-mile stretch south to Ivybridge or try the scenic route north towards Hameldown, where the section known as Dr. Blackall’s Drive peaks high above the Dart Valley.