5 bedrooms (4 en suite) – large kitchen-dining room – large sitting room – utility room – wrap around terrace – hot tub – use of BBQ lodge – code operated security gates – parking for several vehicles – grocery deliveries from Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose, COOK and Dart Fresh.

The Cedars is a beautiful timber-clad house that stands in a private setting with far reaching views across the Blackdown Hills AONB in Devon. A coded, gated entrance takes you to the house where there’s plenty of parking; get out, have a stretch and be prepared for the wow factor to hit you the minute you step inside.

The whole of the house is light, airy and spacious with carefully chosen contemporary interiors; it’s been so well designed, the layout and the outlook – everything, it all comes together so incredibly well. Ahead of you in the wide hallway is the bespoke oak and glass staircase; to the left is the open plan kitchen/dining room, a lovely big space that’s perfect for gathering together to celebrate a big birthday or a momentous anniversary.

The kitchen is very well equipped for large groups, but if you wanted to, you could hire one of the professional caterers on our Extras page to come and cook up a feast for you. The dining table seats 14 guests comfortably and what we love is that if it’s warm outside you can pull back the floor to ceiling doors and let the sunshine roll on in.

To the right of the hall is the sitting room, with big fat sofas to get comfy on, a huge TV for family movie nights and for the colder days and nights, a wood-burning stove. On warmer days, bi-fold doors mean you can step outside for fresh air and sunshine.

At the end of the hall there’s a utility room with an extra fridge-freezer and laundry facilities, an access friendly shower room, and the ground floor bedroom (Bedroom 5) with zip and link beds that can be arranged as a super king or twins. Much thought has been given to this room to make it suitable for the less able bodied.

Bedrooms 1 to 4 are upstairs off a wide galleried landing; all have zip and link beds and big TVs; Bedroom 1 has an en suite bathroom with a bath and separate shower, the rest have en suite shower rooms. Bedrooms 3 and 4 both have room for an extra guest in a pull out truckle bed so they can sleep 3 - great for families.

Outside it’s just as amazing as inside at The Cedars; a big terrace runs along the front of the house and round to the sides. This is somewhere you can really soak up the sunshine as it’s all south facing – as well as having the most amazing views. Spend leisurely days soaking in the swim spa, enjoying alfresco lunches cooked on the barbecue or pizza oven; wander up to the private pond where you can try your hand at fishing, have a go in the rowing boat, or tuck into a hearty bankside picnic, lashings of lemonade included of course!

Should the weather let you down, fret ye not; a very short walk away there’s a lovely Nordic style BBQ lodge that you can use anytime of year. It’s the kind of place where it’s so easy to get cosy, snuggled up together, swapping stories, telling jokes, toasting marshmallows, sizzling sausages. Happy, happy, happy. Book your stay at The Cedars today!

5 oven electric Aga – 5 ring induction hob - underfloor heating on ground floor – radiators to first floor – fridge-freezer x 2 – extra fridge – dishwasher – microwave – washing machine – tumble dryer – TVs in all bedrooms and sitting room (Netflix available using your own password) – wood-burner (initial supply of logs) – built-in sound system – wifi - duvets/linen/towels provided - garden furniture – gas barbecue (Easter to October, gas supplied) – charcoal supplied for BBQ lodge – 1 x cot – 1 x highchair available - pub 1 mile - shop 1 mile - non-smokers only - sorry no pets - Friday-Friday bookings - short breaks available year round - strictly no fireworks, sky lanterns or drones.