If you’re venturing to Cornwall in a group, Polpier House in the old coastal town of Mevagissey will make you very happy. The surrounding beaches and winding seafront pathways make for bracing days out, but really, you won’t want to leave the building. With eight super-king bedrooms, a living room with a crackling fireplace, a heated outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court, a home cinema, snooker and tennis tables and soaring views of the ocean, this is a place to drink in every minute with friends, family and a few bottles of wine. There’s even a ‘disco hall’ with its own DJ booth. Need we say any more?