I booked Firefly because my partner and I work extremely hard and haven´t had a break in four years. My partner has recently been given the option of having a lifesaving operation which could either render her seriously disabled or enable her to live a full and normal life, so I wanted somewhere to relax and unwind in surroundings that were peaceful and beautiful. We arrived to find that Firefly matched our requirements perfectly.

The first impressions were that this was heaven on earth and those impressions lasted throughout our stay. Firefly is extremely well maintained and contains many beautiful and interesting items. We read or browsed several of the books on the shelf, marvelled at many of the items on the bureau and on the kitchen shelves. The layout of Firefly is perfect and the decor is lovely. Who would have thought that the corrugated metal in the bathroom could enhance the ambience, but it does.

The thoughtful milk, bread and other goodies waiting for us was a lovely gesture and was much appreciated. From the moment we entered we felt at home and immediately relaxed. Having mastered the Aga we prepared and enjoyed beautiful meals sitting in the warm and cosy kitchen. The bed was the most comfortable we have ever slept in and the linen was beautiful.

In an era when all our lives are governed by mobile telephones it was a joy that there was no mobile phone signal inside Firefly and this actually enhanced our stay. We sat outside in the rocking chairs until the early hours and were delighted at the silent surroundings.

We were extremely lucky with the weather too - the hottest end to October for goodness knows how many years. We explored the surrounding areas and were truly enthralled by the beautiful beach at Crantock, which we walked along for many hours.

Thank you for all your wonderful efforts in making our stay perfect. We will definitely be returning to Firefly in the near future. There are many spaces and places in our world that captivate and resonate; Firefly does that without the Air Miles, thank you.