Tucked behind the oldest part of a handsome listed Georgian house is a small but exquisite bolthole for two with a private, sunny garden. Its style is contemporary, stylish and fun, thanks to its creative owners. Step in to find white walls and rafters, painted floorboards, quirky touches (two little sconces sport sea urchin shades), a charcoal sofa in a corner and a big gorgeous bed. The compact living space is partitioned off from a white-and-slate galley kitchen where wine and seasonal treats await, along with a dishwasher, a butler’s sink and gleaming pots and pans. If you want a night off, Antonia will cook for you, beautifully – enjoy local produce and lobster from the fisherman. Lined curtains are clasped with leather, Venetian blinds control the light, the shower will drench you and you can smell the salt on the air. Venture back down the path and you are on the edge of Charlestown’s quay where the sailing ships lie. The World Heritage site is still a working harbour, ever the film director’s backdrop of choice! It is a privilege to stay.