In the picture postcard village of Atherington sits Lemons Cottage: a 16th-century property with a thoroughly modern attitude. Pushing open the solid oak door reveals a cosy home-from-home with rustic stone floors, original beams and an exposed brick fireplace. But this Tudor cottage offers so much more than pretty period features. Guests h ave access to all the mod cons they could desire, from superfast fibre broadband to underfloor heating. Head to the cinema room to take advantage of the 75” television complete with surround sound, Netflix and Playstation 4. Or pour yourself a glass of wine and soak away your stresses in the baby pink freestanding bathtub. Set in its own country gardens, Lemons Cottage is the ideal bolthole from which to explore everything North Devon has to offer. You’ll find a myriad of beaches just a short drive away, including surfing paradise Croyde Bay.
Maverick tip: On a sunny morning the garden is the perfect spot for an al fresco brunch accompanied by birdsong and the gentle babble of the nearby stream.