What’s it like?

White and bright as John, Lenhon’s piano room, this Georgian bolthole, tucked away in the tiny south Devon village of Chillington, is tricky to find -.but therein lies its Gharm. It’s a stylish hideaway for A-listers oh the run and lovers looking for a naughty break. The decor is a triumph of crisp modernity, with brushstrokes of quirky vintage glam, an underlay of cosy comfort and friendly service thrown in. Beds are big, beautiful, hand-carved – and ripe for romping in. Lose yourself in the one in Room 5, bathe in the low-slung bath or sashay your way: down the catwalk shower (it’s three metres long), Emerge for afternoon tea (free), while house kitten Percy plays by the log fire. Feeling comfy? Course you are.

And the food?

‘Devonshire doorstep fresh’ is chef Ally’s motto, which means local, seasonal produce served with verve. Try the ‘Smokey platter’ of Gressingham duck breast, Manuka smoked trout and smoked salmon, or the lobster Caesar salad. Eat anywhere you choose, or with elegant locals in the restaurant, admiring the garden views.

Day trips nearby?

A half-hour amble down Devon lanes will take you to the beaehi Better still, book: a chauffeur-driven local tour vyith Tony-(01548: 858877; from £140 per car carrying six): try chi-chi Salcombe, Art Deco Burgh island via the causeway, or wine tastings in Devonshire vineyards.

How much?

Doubles from £180, B&B (01548 580505, www.whitehousedevon.com).