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AFamous Five house for big families, Jubilee House at St Agnes in Cornwall was built in 1887 to celebrate the Jubilee of Queen Victoria, but now provides 21st-century chic. There are cliffs and headlands to adventure on, surf for those who want to face the waves, plus wilderness to explore. It sleeps 10 in five bedrooms and costs £2,717 from December 20 for seven nights, through Rural Retreats (01386 701177; www. ruralretreats.co.uk). Grown-ups can pop off to local pubs that serve Tinners beer and Rattler cider. Foodies can shop at the local butchers and delis, or eat out at a choice of restaurants.