The house is set in four acres of terraced gardens with Italianate overtones, designed by Wendy and featured in Gardeners World. Find strong structured evergreen ‘cloud’ pruned and clipped shrubs, exotic plants, swaying grasses, huge terracotta pots bursting with colour… a complete wildlife sanctuary. Bedrooms always have flowers too; one has a door onto the garden, while from the other you can watch the sun setting over the sea.
A Full English with homemade bread, marmalade and jams and seasonal fruit salad is served in the dining room but if you’re staying in the suite you can have a continental breakfast delivered to your door.
Above the house is an area of woodland awash with wild flowers in spring and summer. There’s a Wendy house here too and it’s a grand spot for an evening drink and to watch the sunset. Join the Coast Path nearby, or a ten-minute walk downhill will take you to a secluded beach for picnics and swimming.