Gaze out to Gerrans Bay from the sheltered terrace where you eat breakfast in the sunshine. Wander the gardens, scramble down a wooded path to the beach and cove below. Hampers for beach picnics and rucksacks for walkers can be arranged; the seven-kilometre circular walk from Portscatho to Pendower Beach will take you across beach and through meadow.
There’s a fire to keep you cosy when it’s chilly and a games room for children – special high teas too. Bedrooms vary in size and all except one have sea views, three have their own terrace.
You’ll eat well: Chris Eden heads up the Michelin-starred kitchen and service is on wheels. Take a digestif onto the terrace – on clear nights the sky is full of stars.