Unforgettable. This is a great place for exploring and having fun, swimming and sun bathing on balmy days, or strolling through the gorgeous gardens at any time. Find daffodils and magnolia in the spring, dreamy wisteria in the summer and stunning autumn colour in the ancient woodland. The main house, 500 years old, belongs to the Vyvyan family and is at the heart of this vast project. There is a swimming pool, a spa treatment centre, a stunningly good courtyard restaurant and a pop-up pizza house in the old stables. The whole place is available for wandering. These eco-houses are impressive, and heated centrally by a bio-mass boiler fed by Trelowarren timber (at the rate of two trees a week). The wood-burning stoves take the warmth to the jerseys-off level. The interiors are crisply modern, equipped for any crisis and generous with their space; there is room for supper with the neighbours. It is a fine place for families – a place to discover the great outdoors. The lush south coast is close by, the Helford River too, the Lizard wraps around the estate, and Penzance is a short drive. A paradise for those who love Cornwall.