In Jonathon and Annabel’s house and garden there’s a comforting sense of all being well. Inside the 1730s house, shimmering wooden floors are covered with Persian rugs and light pours into every elegant corner; big guest rooms exude taste and simplicity and you breakfast well in the panelled dining room. This is one of Cornwall’s loveliest private gardens, a tribute to the hard work and brilliant plantsmanship devoted to these seven acres. Jonathon’s parents arrived in 1974 to find a Miss Havisham of a garden – today it is a fabulous rectory garden. Discoveries include a sunken cobbled yard thought to have been a carriage wash. Snowdrops and daffodils bloom in their thousands; the tree and shrub collection is outstanding; rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas and magnolias (many 40 years old) and secret paths lead from gently sloping lawns deep into woodland. Much to admire: a wonderful collection of trees, many chosen with autumn colour in mind, but of particular note is a magnificent Cornus Controversa Variegata on the front lawn. Work continues apace: four obelisks adorned by 40 sweet-smelling Cornish roses are the latest addition to the walled garden.