You get so much more than just three cottages here: a heated pool, a grass tennis court and lovely landscaped gardens to wander through. Raphaela and Kristofer live in the pretty Georgian house; Well Studio is opposite and has a double-height sitting room with a wood-burner belting out the heat. A door opens onto a private garden and patio area and, beyond, green fields and a river walk. The mezzanine bedroom looks down onto the sitting room and is light and airy with a comfy double bed, and a window onto woodland. The galley kitchen is small-ish but has all you need; the neat white bathroom is off here. Of the other two properties, one sleeps two, and the other sleeps four. Cake, logs, garden flowers, a chilled bottle of wine and robes for the pool await you. Walk to the branch line at St Erth station and you’re only a ten-minute train ride from arty St Ives, Penzance is a bit further in the other direction. Hit the beach, discover top-notch restaurants (your hosts are happy to book), stay put and lap up the peace in this utterly beautiful spot. A trio of great little boltholes.