This is how I imagine the village shop in THE LAST STROKE looks like. I can imagine Marion and Huw trying to keep their business going whilst snooping through the windows. http://www.sallylawton-khan.co.uk
Lustleigh, Devon Hidden in a wooded combe, this film-set-perfect village is one of Dartmoor’s most lovingly maintained, according to Suzy Bennett. Its thatched cottages are grouped around a 13th-century church, with the Primrose Tea Rooms to one side and village shop to the other. The rural idyll is completed by the cricket pitch, communal apple orchard and a friendly pub serving real ales and great food ( thecleavelustleigh.com primrosetearooms.co.uk).
Lansallos Street - Polperro (by chris_I / cornwalls.co.uk) Looking down Lansallos Street in Polperro. I can't recall the name of the shop on the right but apparently 'kids, dogs and muddy boots are welcome'. The dog in the photo definitely lives here as I have seen a photo of Lansallos Street on another site, from another time and the dog is lying here!
Burford, the tiny Oxfordshire town named as one of the Most Idyllic Places on the planet
Set on a steep hill leading down to the River Windrush, Burford has a fine collection of topsy turvy cottages, ancient stone townhouses and a host of tea rooms and antique shops. Burford gets pretty busy but its picture postcard streets are well worth it and if you wander off down the laneways you'll be transported back in time. There's an excellent garden centre on the outskirts and the lovely Cotswold Wildlife Park just down the road.
Often revered as England’s Best-Kept Medieval Village, Lavenham ticks all the boxes. Ancient half-timbered merchants’ houses hang over winding streets, now populated with enticing gift shops and tea rooms, as well as fine restaurants such as The Great House and the 800-year-old Swan Hotel.