Play boules in the shared gardens, gleaming with gunnera, banana palms and tree ferns. Retreat to your private patch, fenced, gated and furnished with a barbecue and outdoor seating. All you hear is birdsong and the rustling of leaves.
This charming stone granary is the middle one of three outbuildings on an 18th-century farm, revived and designed in rustic-chic style. The best of mid-century pieces blend with reclaimed wood, slate and linen, and all feels airy yet cosy. Snuggle up with a book by the wood-burner, chat as you chop in the kitchen; the table seats ten plus a few children, in case you come as a group.
Body boards and beach toys are there to borrow, so set off for the beach at Perranuthnoe, two and a half miles down the road. There’s a fantastic farm shop on the way, fabulous food at the Victoria Inn and all the local pubs welcome children.