We went to Knightshayes yesterday. A Victorian country house in Tiverton.
I'm not particularly fond of old houses, but I really liked this one. So well preserved! Even my kids (who, just like me, don't always appreciate the beauty of old buildings) really liked it.
The good thing about houses like this, are the big gardens that come with it. Lots of opportunities to run around and climb trees.
If you ever get the chance to come to this area, pay a visit to this house (and ask for the kids tour ;)).