Small but perfectly formed: this is a spoiling retreat a mere hop and a skip from popular Porthmeor beach. Inside, your terraced fisherman’s cottage has been given a sleek makeover. Step off the (quiet) street into the hall, off here is a twin/superking bedroom and a living room with a cream L-shaped sofa. Take stairs up to two double en suite bedrooms; down to a smart ‘hammam’ family bathroom and a Shaker-style kitchen with Nespresso machine and pods. From here step out to a dinky patio, through a tunnel, and you’ll hit the beach. The compact kitchen and living room mean you’ll want to be out making the most of charming St Ives which has something for everyone: Tate St Ives, Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Minack Theatre and mile upon mile of rugged coastal path leading you west towards Zennor and Lands End. After all that exertion head back for a dreamy sleep on deliciously deep mattresses dressed in crisp white cotton covers. It’s practically unheard of around here, but you have the use of a private garage to park your car, for a daily fee. The only drawback: there are no sea views.