A pretty tree-lined path leads from the coast road to two Victorian cottages, one of which is Suaeda. Park the car 30m away… and you’re at the cottage in a trice, all peaceful and private. At the front is a lovely cobbled yard with a tamarisk tree, enclosed by a sturdy gate. At the back: a beautiful, secluded walled garden where you can hear the gulls and watch the geese overhead – do remember your binoculars. The hall has space for coats, beach gear, wellies and games, and the sitting room is charming and quirky, with 1960s armchairs, an open fireplace (coals provided), Venetian glass lights and lots of good art. A passage leads to the dining room and kitchen, well-kept and pleasingly old-fashioned. Bedrooms and loft room are upstairs. You’ll love it all: the old sash windows, the book-laden shelves, the winding staircases, the family antiques. What’s more, you’re a minute’s walk from the harbour, Brancaster Bay and the Burnhams are rich for exploring, and if cooks fancy a night off the Hero is opposite, for very good pub food.