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War­ren House Inn, Post­bridge, Devon Dart­moor’s most fa­mous inn and, at 1,425ft, the high­est in the south of Eng­land. Owned by the Duchy of Corn­wall, it’s to­tally self-suf­fi­cient (no mains fa­cil­i­ties) and is warmed by a peat/wood fire that’s been burn­ing con­tin­u­ously since 1845. Breath­tak­ing views, stir­ring myths and le­gends and home­made war­ren’s pie. How to get there Lo­cated on the B3212, in be­tween Lettaford and Post­bridge, about half an hour from Bovey Tracey Re­mote­ness rat­ing 6

(01822 880208; www.war­ren­hou­se­inn.co.uk)

Hell Bay Ho­tel, Bry­her, Isles of Scilly Se­cluded, rugged is­land lo­ca­tion with rare plant life and SSSIS. The restau­rant has four AA stars and three AA rosettes. The ho­tel has a spa, out­side pool and ten­nis court. Try cau­li­flower, Brie and nut­meg gratin; prune and Ar­magnac souf­flé; Earl Grey ice cream; and wal­nut and cran­berry bis­cotti. Open March to mid Oc­to­ber. How to get there Via di­rect plane from Land’s End, Newquay or Ex­eter air­ports or a boat ser­vice be­tween the main­land and the Isles of Scilly. All flights land on St Mary’s and there’s a short boat trans­fer to Bry­her Re­mote­ness rat­ing 9

(01720 422947; www.hell­bay.co.uk)

Rock­ford Inn, Bren­don, near Lyn­ton, Ex­moor, north Devon Se­creted in a deep, wooded val­ley near Lyn­ton and Lyn­mouth, this inn—with seven rooms, one of the cosiest B&BS in north Devon— of­fers tasty, home-cooked fare. How to get there From Taun­ton (on the M5) fol­low the A358 towards Mine­head and the A39 at Wil­li­ton, towards Lyn­ton. Rock­ford is about a mile on from the vil­lage of Bren­don Re­mote­ness rat­ing 7

(01598 741214; www.the­rock­fordinn.co.uk)

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