Tudor townhouse with a colourful past – The Duke of Monmouth, Oscar Wilde, a box of love letters found after WWII American soldiers stayed… Tony and Alex have loved discovering the history and bringing this old house back to life. They’re a creative, immensely likeable pair and their vintage finds from French trips abound. Bedrooms are romantic with lavender-scented drawers, tea trays, perhaps an antique gilt mirror, Liberty wallpaper or flame-pink cushion. There’s a summery breakfast room, wood fires burning bright all winter and orchids in every corner. Walk along The Cobb, explore the coast path; sailing, great restaurants, famous gardens too.