Indeed, Coleton Fishacre seems to typify both Hannay's world, and the world of Jeeves, which is hardly surprising seeing that such literature was contemporary with this sort of architecture.
I'm told the terraces and walled Rill Garden beside the house provide a formal introduction to the wilder garden below.
The garden seems to fall away from the more open views around the house, descending through an increasingly jungle-like vegetation where you'll find dark groves of bamboo and all sorts of other exotics lurking by the stream.
At the bottom, there's a gate which opens onto the coast path. Suddenly you are above Pudcombe Cove, which really was doing its best to emulate the Cote d Azure the day I was there. Huge Corsican pines give the place a definite Mediterranean air.
Turning to my right I climbed through the trees and then followed the path south west past Kelly's Cove and Old Mill Bay, to swing due west around Outer Froward Point and enter the scrub woods near Inner Froward Point. During this last section there are fantastic views of the Mew Stone and its companions, the Shag Stone and Shooter Rock.
The Mew Stone is by far the largest of these rocky islets and it is covered by roosting birds and guano. Like all big seabird colonies, this one seems to emanate a strange, uneasy, melancholy sound that squawks across the water from the distant crags.