A hideaway surrounded by moors, woodland and fields. Escape here to switch off your phones, read, write and have long walks in Dartmoor National Park. Sit and admire the views and watch the sun go down from your little terraced garden.
Hugh and Liza are the kindest people. They leave a generous welcome pack of homemade organic bread, milk, eggs and butter – and you can order Liza’s homemade granola. They grow their own veg organically, which you can buy (in season) and the water comes from a spring. The old barn has been converted simply and comfortably into an open-plan space with a Rayburn for winter warmth, practical kitchen area, sofa and king-size bed. Hop downstairs to the bathroom – and a single bunk bed tucked in the corner.
Stock up and spend your whole time here without using the car. Walk up onto Dartmoor – from the top you can sometimes see all the way to the sea. If you do fancy a break from cooking, there are a handful of pubs within five or so miles. Return to marvel at the stars, sleep soundly and then wake to a burst of birdsong.