A 400-year-old fish cellar has become a glamorous jet-set pad overlooking Whitsand Bay. Lounge in the cedar hot tub on the terrace, gaze at the stars, listen to the waves crashing… you could almost be in the sea. The first-floor open-plan kitchen and living space comes with a semicircular slate work top, underfloor heating, an oak dining table with wicker chairs, a floating stove, and, best of all, floor-to-ceiling, triple-glazed windows through which to watch the sky and the sea. Down the spiral staircase children can sprawl out in the games room (table football, flatscreen TV, books, board games). Bedrooms on the ground floor are sublimely comfortable with excellent modern art and bits and pieces collected from the owners’ travels; the master bedroom, with its handmade oak bed and hydrotherapy bath, leads to its very own courtyard with a sedum grass roof. The bunkroom is big enough even for adults, and you’ll be mesmerised by the bathroom’s aquarium. Sand and surf on your doorstep, a good dining pub just along the road, and masses to explore: the winding coastal footpath, golf at Portwrinkle. Fabulous!