This striking white building stands alone on a rocky headland; three holiday cottages in a row with spectacular views of Plymouth Sound and the open sea beyond. It was built in the 1900s to house the families of the lighthouse keepers at Eddystone, 13 miles out to sea.
Thick walls and smaller front-facing windows give a cosy feel on a stormy day, and there are plenty of books and board games; the kitchen opens out onto a patio area and beyond it, a lawn running the length of the building. A spiral staircase at the back takes you to the large shared roof terrace, the perfect place for a drink at sunset.
There are wonderful walks from the house, with open cliffs in one direction and the wooded Mount Edgcumbe estate in the other. Not far from the house is a nature reserve that’s home to rare orchids and butterflies, and just a five-minute walk away is a sandy cove for a bracing swim.