The coastal path runs through the grounds of this former smugglers’ house and the view is to die for – you can see St Michael’s Mount on a clear day. Be greeted by homemade treats and coffee: lovely Lucy and Roger are foodies as well as designers.A contemporary and quirky suite awaits you, throw open the drawing room door and there’s a big private deck overlooking the garden where you can soak up the stunning sunsets. Then drift off in a big antique French bed to the sound of the waves.The handsome house sits in four acres of lawns and wildflower meadow and has a ‘secret’ cliff top garden and amphitheatre. You can walk to three amazing beaches, a 13th-century church, a golf course and a gastropub.This is a landscape for creatives, begging to be painted, sketched and described. You’ll be in good company, the guest book flows with the words of actors, musicians and authors including AA Milne and Conan Doyle. Your hosts will happily tell you more house secrets over breakfast at the sunny communal table.