Beside the bubbling river Asker, down a quiet narrow lane, is your beguiling three-storey terraced cottage. Once home to a 19th-century rope-maker, it has been renovated to make it fresh and bright, yet retains plenty of character, with exposed beams and eclectic artwork on walls going off at all angles. In the open-plan living space the mix of modern and vintage furniture blends well with the natural colours, and the smart kitchen with its big table is an inviting place to gather. Upstairs spotless bedrooms are comfy, uncluttered and calm and the ground floor bathroom is neat and new. Young ones will happily stomp up the stairs to the loft conversion to hang out and play, there are plenty of games for a rainy day and the dog is more than welcome downstairs. Head out for a hike along the South West Coast Path, wander down to stony West Bay or stroll into Bridport’s buzzing centre to visit its independent shops and try any number of great places to eat. After a day of adventures come back to snuggle by the wood-burner or sit out in the rambling gardens, your own patch separated by a trellis brimming with flowers.