Need to know
Three rooms, and a self-catering annex, sleeping two.
11am, but flexible depending on when the next guests arrive. Earliest check-in, 4pm.
Double rooms from $103.53 (£79), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Rates usually include breakfast – except for the self-catering annex.
There are bikes and kayaks available for hire. Tim, the owner, is an expert on walks along the Roseland Peninsula, and he and his wife Amelia have a shrimp boat available for day (£150) and half-day (£75) trips.
At the hotel
Gardens, book and DVD library, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player, iPod dock, free bottled water, White Company toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
Only three, each identified by a charming chalkboard hung from the door. We’d book (and re-book) the Cabin, a light, bright and sailing-themed room with a boat-style bed hand-built by a shipwright from the superyacht yards at nearby Pendennis. The porthole mirror and concertina doors add to the maritime mood. Percuil (named for its views of the eponymous river) has two skylights above the bed – perfect for night-time stargazing. Summers, the biggest room, has twin beds that can become a double, and is decked out (no pun intended) with rush mats and shell-print cushions. The self-catering annex, Trefusis, has a full kitchen, patio and a separate entrance.
The beach is less than three minutes’ wander away, so: swimwear, beach towels, buckets, spades, sandwiches, weather-related optimism…
Kids are welcome, but there are no special facilities or price reductions.