Luxury is often seen as a grown-up pleasure, something we have to leave behind when we become parents. I have news. Its not true! You can still enjoy an indulgent break, in relaxing surroundings, without leaving the kids behind. The Rosevine near Portscatho in Cornwall is a stylish country house right by the sea that welcomes adults in need of break, who just happen to have their kids in tow. You get to sink into squishy sofas and read a book while the children are off in the den with the wide screen TV and the X-box. When it comes to accommodation you can choose a studio or an apartment. All have kitchen facilities, giving you the flexibility to heat up baby food or a light snack, before coming down to the dining room for superb, locally sourced food and a sea view. The relaxation doesnt have to stop there. You get the steamer chairs on the lawn while your offspring take to the trampoline, play area or visit the indoor pool. Beyond the garden gate is the safe sandy beach at Porthcurnick, which is owned by the National Trust and is great for rock-pooling. Theres little need to move, but if you are the exploring type then you have the pleasures of Cornwall at your finger tips. Four miles away you will find St Mawes, where you can wander around the small boutiques, visit St Mawes castle or hop on the passenger ferry to Falmouth. The sheltered coastal village of Portscatho is just along the coastal footpath and youre surrounded by some of the best sailing waters in the UK.
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