There have been dwellings at Botelet since Domesday with the Tamblyns being perfect custodians for the last 150 years; the sense of timelessness in this deep country setting is palpable. Feel your 21st-century worries drift away as you approach – thick grass in the middle of the lane, fecund hedgerows, lines of oak and the first sight of the farm overlooking a pristine valley.
The two cottages have been thoughtfully put together, carefully enhancing what was already there – low beams, old fireplaces, ancient flags. You’ll find locally-made apple juice and biscuits waiting for you and all the basics for cooking in the kitchens. Children are welcome to help with egg collecting and there are acres of car-free land for them to romp around.
Wellbeing treatments here include massage, meditation, yoga and retreats; don’t miss the monthly Botelet Breakfast Club. If you must venture out in search of surf, sand and sea, Fowey and Polperro are close and the north coast is 35 minutes.