Imagine… a holiday or weekend away with the people you love most in the world, relaxing, being happy. Think of the smiles, the laughter, the fun. That’s how it will be at Hares Barton because that’s exactly what this amazing large group holiday house was made for, enjoying life, making memories. 10 bedrooms sleep 20 guests and there’s room for 2 more at a small extra charge per person. Exclusively yours are a private spa hall with a pool and hot tub, a barrel sauna and a games room.

The setting is fantastic, in the East Devon hills, surrounded by glorious countryside, and so peaceful, with walks along quiet lanes and footpaths right on the doorstep. Just down the hill is the sleepy village of Southleigh, a little further on is Colyton, a quiet town with local shops, two pubs and a tram station. Climb on board for a ride along the Axe estuary to Seaton, have fish and chips by the sea or wander out to Axmouth Harbour beach for a spuddle in the rockpools.

You could go to a different beach every day here. Closest is Beer, a quiet fishing village where you can have crab sandwiches down by the shore at Ducky’s Beach Café. Watch the fishing boats come in, take to the waters of Lyme Bay with Beer Self Drive Motorboats, sink a pint of the local brew in the clifftop garden of the Anchor Inn. Head over the clifftops on the South West Coast Path to Branscombe, a picturesque coastal village where you can have a cream tea at the shoreside Sea Shanty Beach Café or hearty homecooked food at the Fountain Head up the hill. If you have a sense of adventure see if you can find Littlecombe Shoot and clamber down the steep zig-zaggy path to the small bay.

Spend a day on the beach at Sidmouth or on the sands at Exmouth watching watersports. At Lyme Regis you can go to the little Marine Aquarium then catch a boat for a mackerel fishing trip. Visit Dinosaurland Fossil Museum, play mini golf in the town gardens, go for lunch at Mark Hix’s Oyster and Fish House.

You’ll find plenty of inspiration for family days out on our Things To Do page, like the Donkey Sanctuary near Sidmouth, or Pecorama at Beer where there’s a miniature railway and play areas. Wildwood Devon is enormous fun, with animals to see, a zip wire, and a Saxon village with hands-on activities. Spend a day in Exeter, have a tour of the medieval Underground Passages, take the kids to Clip n Climb and the amazing RAM Museum.

Wherever you go, whatever you do, when you get back to Hares Barton you can wind down for a perfect evening; a splash in the pool, a soak in the hot tub, a game of ping-pong, a drink as the sun slips softly over the hill. It’s what they call perfick in these parts. Book today!