Hotel Endsleigh is at Milton Abbot near the market town of Tavistock in Devon; allow about four hours if driving from London. There are 18 individually decorated guestrooms plus suites suitable for families, including in the thatched gatekeeper’s lodge and the stables. The Repton and Bedford guestrooms are promoted as having “fantastic garden views”. At time of booking, Room 15 cost £216 ($364) a night, including VAT and hot breakfast. Bikes are available; there’s croquet in the gardens or canoeing on the River Tamar. If the head gardener is free, ask for a tour of the estate, or pick up a garden map from reception. Series 12 of The Hotel Inspector is screening Monday nights at 9.30pm on Foxtel’s Lifestyle Channel. More: hotelendsleigh.com.