Bang on the river Axe harbourside and a Jurassic pebble’s throw from salt and spray. Rosie’s is a charming renovation of a simple ferryman’s cottage; perfect for walkers and anglers and anyone who wants to hunker down in peace by the fire. Limestone, travertine and lime wash panelling combine with pretty and maritime touches – gingham curtains, beach hut cushions, soft quilts, shipping rope and shells – for a relaxed, comfortable feel. Downstairs, the open plan living area is slate-tiled with a very practical, compact kitchen and a leather sofa and chairs by the wood-burner. Upstairs is cosily carpeted, with a balcony off the double room where you can sip your sundowner and keep an eye on the sailing and fishing boats chugging in and out of harbour. Take the coast path one way to regal Lyme Bay, the other to beautiful Branscombe and Beer. There are lobster pots, an old-fashioned café and chandlery on the strand, and friendly fisher folk to advise on crabbing. Cooking your catch here at the end of the day is a real pleasure and there’s masses of scope locally for eating out well too.