It’s easy to reach the best of all things Cornish from this quiet spot sandwiched between the north and south coasts. You’re five minutes from the gardens at Trewithen; Eden and Heligan aren’t much further. You’ll find a good pub, Hawkins Arms, in Probus (3 miles), wild surfing beaches to the north, gentler paddling ones to the south.
Vicky and her family live in the main house with their Labrador; you stay in one of the converted farm buildings – bright, fresh spaces made cosy by underfloor heating and wood-burners topped up with unlimited logs. Stick on your favourite tunes and settle in with a good book.
Each cottage has lovely views and its own little courtyard. Wander the owners’ gorgeous garden; you’ll find a lake bustling with wildfowl and a wooden summerhouse. Have a barbecue here and watch the sun go down on balmy evenings.