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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.

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