With its square-sailed ships lined up in its atmospheric harbour, Charlestown feels like a set from a film. Dotted around town are five faultless places to stay; all are filled with beautiful objects, most have sea views. Want to stay for one night, have your meals delivered, need kit for pre-schoolers? Everything is possible. Elegant inside and out, Marine Villa sleeps four adults and two children, and sits on the quayside looking out along the sparkling harbour. Simple yet stylish Olivia’s Cottage sleeps four and is an exquisite end-of-terrace mariner’s cottage perched above the bustling harbour – bright, white, light and as fresh as a daisy. Next door is Blossom which sleeps five in equal bliss. The Cabin is a quirky bolthole in, you guessed it, a cabin (actually two!) for a couple (space for a cot) overlooking the harbour. Kitchen and living space in one cabin, a simple bedroom in the other. And The Cottage is an adorable space for four a short stroll from the harbour; all is fresh and cosy and you get a sunny courtyard garden. Each house is a master class in nautical-chic with White Company linen, sleek bathrooms and gizmo-laden kitchens. The Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and famous eateries are all close.