Tregoose is a handsome, late-Regency country house surrounded by rolling countryside. Lovely, comfortable, period bedrooms have antiques, views onto the garden and pretty bathrooms. At the head of the Roseland Peninsula, this is a great ensemble: house, hosts and charming pets. Alison has also created a lovely garden – formal at the front, wilder to the rear and side. Five fat Irish yews and a tumbledown wall were the starting point… but having reconstructed the walls to create a sunken garden, things started to look up. The L-shaped barn was a good backdrop for planting, so in went yellow privet, flame-coloured alstroemerias, show-stopping Crocosmia solfaterre and agapanthus for contrast. The sunken walled garden protects Aloysia citrodora, leptospermum, and Acacia baileyana purpurea. Palm-like dracaena, Monterey pines and cypresses and the Chusan palm do well, as does the spectacular Rhododendron arboreum. Snowdrops flower from November to March – spectacular. A potager supplies produce for dinners and flowers for the house, and Alison knows all about Cornish plants and gardens.