Sylvia although seriously ill took her five boys on holiday into the wilds of Devon. They stayed at Ashton Farm in the Valley of the River Oare. It was miles from the nearest doctor but provided excellent fishing for her boys. In August 1910 it was five hours by rail to Minehead and then fifteen miles across Exmoor by car.
Peter remembered the remote and beautiful Doone Valley just a few miles from Ashton where they regularly fished; making expeditions to Lynton where they ate huge teas with bilberry jam and Devonshire cream and the buzzards circling slowly, high over the Lyn.
(information from the writings of Peter Llewellyn Davies inspiration of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan).