Arrive in time to make tea and nibble homemade cake left by owners Tamara and Andrew – a tasty welcome to The Library, neatly built of granite and slate. It’s in the grounds of their own home, an old post office turned B&B, and most easily reached by car as it’s on the edge of a hamlet between the north and south Cornish coasts. Inside is a light-filled living and dining space, with slate floor and wood burner; the tiny kitchen has a multi-purpose microwave and a two ring hob, fine for simple meals. The nearest shops and restaurants are three or four miles away. If there’s space and you’re feeling idle join B&B guests for breakfast in the conservatory. Upstairs in the cottage, a mezzanine level leads to the double and twin rooms, all in white and with good firm mattresses. Prettily coloured hammam towels for the walk-in shower hang in the stairwell. Outside is a small patio, but you can also share the owners’ sheltered garden with pond and summerhouse. Plenty to do out and about – visit Lands End, walk to the Ding Dong mines, rise early for the Newlyn fish auction, wander among artists’ galleries in St Ives.