Turn off the road down a bumpy lane until you reach the very last house, a weather-boarded seaside cottage of postcard perfection. You’re surrounded by fields of cows and buttercups – it’s alive with birdsong and you can smell the sea on the wind.
Inside, the calming, tongue-and-groove lined spaces allude to artist owner Annie’s childhood on the Norwegian coast – the lovely kitchen is a great place to gather for meals. Annie’s artworks hang on walls and the quality of light in the enclosed veranda makes it a grand spot for staring out over the hills.
A proper plantsman’s garden is a joy, its series of secret spaces providing endless options for dens and kickabouts as well as sundowners by the summerhouse. The immediate area is steeped in magic – it’s a fifteen-minute stomp along to Tintagel Castle and the cove containing Merlin’s Cave.