A rural idyll within easy reach of coastal treasures. A place to come with the young, the old, with friends or family; children can play, nature lovers ramble, animal lovers get a fix of farming life. Wooden floorboards, rugs, real fires, kitchens well-equipped for big meals, comfy beds, lovely fabrics and, often, a gorgeous view of the Looe River Valley and, beyond, the sea. Lois is typical of a one-bedroom cottage, cosy and enveloping with a slipper bath and fresh flowers; Trelawney is one of the larger cottages with those views, a grandfather clock, a four poster bed and oak kitchen. The Farmhouse is grander, perfect for a large gathering with its Aga warmed kitchen, sash windows and flagstone floors; Jasmine has a sweet conservatory for meals with views. All are toasty warm thanks to a Biomass boiler and generous to a fault. You’ll find a summer house where you can borrow the computer, a walker’s map or a DVD, a games room, a heated pool with spa and sauna, tennis court and an honesty fridge filled with produce. There’s a private riding school, too, and home-cooked meals can be delivered.