At the far end of town, in a peaceful residential area ten minutes from shops and beach, is a large Edwardian house with a sunny courtyard garden. From the moment you walk through the door you know you’re in for a treat – and a sumptuous one at that! The owners are in the antiques trade and have furnished in style, so there are vintage wrought-iron beds and sparkling chandeliers, prints, pretty china and grand ornate mirrors. Every detail has been considered, from period features to walk-in showers. The kitchen/sitting/dining area is a warm family space and the heart of the house, high-ceilinged and beautifully designed, with harmonious colours, comfy sofas, a log-burner, a kitchen range and a table for ten. Bedrooms are just as good: one downstairs, two above, two in the attic, all en suite; there are coir carpets, floral curtains, dreamy quilts and smart bathrooms. Plants add a splash of colour to the garden – a nice spot for a barbecue – and you can trot into town: the centre is historic and delightful. Beyond, great houses and gardens abound; start with Royal Sandringham.