The sturdy old granary, with stone steps to the first floor shiny from years of use, stands next to the owners’ house, which is a plus: Lucia and Dan are utterly charming and fun. Other barns are dotted about, handsome but ripe for conversion, and there’s an Airstream in the yard below. Swallow’s Flight is ideal for two, and a couple of kids besides, thanks to the comfy sofabed. It’s a friendly open space you walk right into, with a rug-topped Marmoleum floor and an airy, vaulted ceiling. A wood-burner sits against the end wall, there’s a chunky table and a neat bank of kitchen units alongside one window, with a low cushioned window seat – sweet for a child. The bed, beneath a feathered globe hanging from the rafters, is perfectly dressed; the bathroom (a lovely roll top tub, a retro sink) is private. Games in the trunk, breakfast in the hamper, logs in the basket – and, if you run out of the basics, a shop a mile away. Wander the large garden at will, wallow in the hot tub or head further afield: there’s Dartmouth for restaurants, Salcombe for sailors, East Prawle for the Pigs Nose; this area is one of the best.