The Grays have lavished attention on their stylish reinterpretation of this former barn at Twistgates – and they know what makes for a calm and comfortable stay. A single flight of stairs takes you to your open-plan apartment with French doors to a little balcony and views of the Blackdown Hills for fine sunsets. Good lighting, pretty fabrics, soft grey walls and a fine antique bedstead lift the restful palette of granite worktop, wooden beams and polished dining table. The corner slipper bath and fun recycled finds such as the ship’s ladder, vintage suitcase and campaign chest add character. The mod cons are top quality – in the shared downstairs laundry, pristine kitchen area and waterfall shower room – as are the bedding and towels. So, relax and enjoy this clever space; take to the sofa after a day trip – Suzanne particularly recommends Killerton, Burrow Farm Gardens, Beer and Branscombe – or walk and watch for wildlife like the buzzard which paroles the woods by the stream. This is a great area for food – to cook in or eat out; close to Honiton and main routes but in real, deep Devon countryside.