Follow a narrow, meandering street in a village that feels unchanged since its days as a smuggler’s haven and discover an original fisherman’s cottage with a pretty, seaside feel. A stable door takes you into the cosy living room and well-equipped kitchen just beyond – owner Susie leaves you scones, jam and clotted cream so you can have a proper Cornish cream tea.
This is a place for a truly British seaside holiday. Walk out of the house in either direction and you’ll hit the beach in a couple of minutes – swim or paddle in the sea, build sandcastles and examine the rock pools, or hire a kayak straight from the beach and explore the many hidden coves. Surfers head to golden sands backed by sheer cliffs at Whitsand Bay three miles away, and hikers can head for the scenic West Coast Path which passes through the village. You’ll also find four excellent pubs on your doorstep for a well-deserved pint afterwards.