A truly beautiful home with heaps of interesting books on the shelves, fresh flowers and an eclectic mix of styles – this is a well-loved place, the antithesis of a sterile holiday cottage and families will be very happy here – there’s even a piano in the living room if you feel inclined to play. Stand at the bottom of the pretty (enclosed) garden with plenty of lawn, and the 1780s stone cottage appears to be smiling down at you. Inside is bright, light and filled with comfortable seating and lovely big tables for convivial meals. Fling open the wide French doors from the underfloor-heated kitchen; on chillier days there’s a big wood-burner, sofas to snuggle in and books to explore. Cooks will be thrilled with the kitchen: find space for chatterers, loads of cupboards and a state of the art oven. Sleep like logs in peaceful bedrooms with pretty fabrics, smooth white cotton on deep mattresses and views. Walk to the National Trust’s Godolphin House; you’re close to Porthlevan with its shops and restaurants. Deugh An Chy means ‘House of Welcome’ and that’s certainly how it feels.