The house and its immediate location provides plenty to do. If you are not relaxing inside or out, then there are walks, nearby sandy coves, swimming points, rocks pools and even a bit of bird watching.

East Prawle is within about a 30 to 40 minute walk. Where you will find two pubs, a local store and a cafe. Nothing nicer than an early morning walk along the coast and then up for a bacon bap at the Piglet Cafe. Or if you are running a bit later, up for a pint of Eddystone at the Pig's Nose Inn.

The Pig's Nose Inn in the village is an award winning great local pub with fantastic ales, beers and ciders and lots of live music. A log fire to warm you on winter days and a healthy supply of chestnuts to roast. Children, dogs and well behaved adults are welcome.

The Start Point Lighthouse is open in the high season and on the path out, see if you can spot the resident seals basking in the water below.

There is a great wide sandy beach with shallow water at Mill Bay which is on the opposite side of the estuary from Salcombe. This is a great place for chidren and for dingy sailing.

The South Devon Railway runs a steamtrain from Buckfastleigh to Totnes. Get your ticket stamped onboard and enjoy the views. Totnes itself is a haven for vegetarians.

Salcombe hosts the maritime museum where you can spot the ships that have wrecked off the coast. It also has some good sailing clubs and there are numerous boat trips along the coast and the estuary.

The picturesque village of South Pool is about a 15 minute drive away. Stepping stones help you cross a narrow part of the estuary and the local ducks either paddle in the water or waddle around the back of the local pub, the Millbrook Inn; which does really good locally sourced food.

Plymouth has a great acquarium on the edge of the old town.