Breakfast Slapton England
A 16th-century teahouse with rooms on Slapton Sands: only in England. The sea laps ten paces from the front door, the hills of Devon soar behind, three miles of beach shoot off before your eyes. Seabreeze is a treat: cute, relaxed, a slice of old-world magic. Inside, you find Carol and Bonni baking the old-fashioned way, and it's all delicious: hot scones, Victoria sponge, banana and chocolate chip brownies. The tearoom itself – white walls, pretty art, tables topped with maps – is warmed by a wood-burner in winter. In summer you decamp onto the terrace, where sea and sky fuse. Bedrooms are lovely with seaside colours, jars of driftwood and a warm, cosy feel; you can lie in bed and look out to sea from those at the front. Outside, there's lots to do: buckets and spades on the beach, cliff-top walks to local pubs, a huge lake for migratory birds, kayaks for intrepid adventures. Breakfast sets you up for the day (the bacon sandwich is a thing of rare beauty). Local restaurants wait at night: Start Bay Inn in the village, Church House Inn up the road.