Lower Leigh is a very special place, tucked away deep in the Devon countryside amidst the soft slopes of the Blackdown Hills AONB. This is such a magical setting for large family holidays and multi-generational celebrations; significant birthdays and anniversaries will never be forgotten when you spend them here. This gorgeously rambling cottage and annexe sleep 12 guests in 6 bedrooms and have room for 2 more children aged 12 and under at no extra charge.

With large and beautiful gardens to wander, a hot tub, BBQ lodge, games room and outdoor table tennis, we have an inkling you’ll be quite happy to while away your whole holiday at Lower Leigh, but if you feel inclined to go exploring or if the little ones want a day out, you’ll have quite a choice in this neck of the woods.

Amble down the lane for a paddle in the ford, jump in the car and pootle about the lanes to find a country pub where you can stop for wholesome home cooked food and a taste of the local brew. The Ashill Inn is good, and after a walk up to Culm Beacon where the views are astounding, you can tuck into local fare at The Culm Valley Inn. For something more fancy book a table at Villa Verde or The Pig at Combe.

Maybe a day by the sea is on the agenda; head over to Sidmouth on the Jurassic Coast, or to Lyme Regis where you can take the kids to Dinosaurland Fossil Museum. Stroll out to the end of the harbour, see the creatures in the little marine aquarium, catch a mackerel fishing trip and hook your supper. For a quieter scene, discover the coastal villages of Beer and Branscombe; both have excellent cafes down by the shore.

In Tiverton you can ride along the canal on a horse drawn barge, then come back for cream tea in the Canal Tea Rooms and Gardens; if you like historic houses, Killerton and Knightshayes are both within easy reach, and if a day in the city appeals, you’ll find plenty to do in Exeter – visit the cathedral or the museum, explore the underground passages, scale dizzy heights at Clip n Climb, try paddle boarding on the calm waters of the Exe estuary.

Take a family trip to Crealy Adventure Park & Resort where there are over 60 rides and plenty of entertainment, or go to Wildwood Escot; look out for the elusive red squirrels, ride the zip wire, forge a coin in the Saxon village. Then it’s back to Lower Leigh for a scrumptious barbecue or to gather in the Nordic style BBQ Lodge to toast marshmallows before you turn in for a restful night’s sleep. These are halcyon days in a world of your own, a place to make memories to last a lifetime; make it special, book your stay today.