Just outside the pretty village of Cley-next-the-Sea with views over the salt marshes and the sea beyond is your 19th-century fisherman’s cottage. Downstairs the open-plan living and kitchen space makes for a sociable holiday, with the big comfy sofa, inglenook fireplace and wood-burning stove the focal point. For music fans there’s a record player and vinyl collection, for cooks a Redfyre Aga in the well-equipped, modern kitchen and plenty of toys, books and dvds for younger ones. Upstairs, bedrooms are fresh and cosy – children will love the bunk room – and the en suite bathroom and separate shower room are smart and spotless. If you have a couple of extra guests or someone who likes a quiet start to their day, take the compact annexe that is tucked away in the corner of the terraced garden – it may just be a squeeze around the dining table! Here you’re close to everything you could want on a seaside break: head out on bracing walks over the marshes, take the buckets and spades to long sandy beaches at Wells and Holkham, go crabbing in Blakeney and walk into Cley with its cafes, restaurants and art gallery.