Bask in the sheltered front garden; you can catch the sun all day. At the back are the sunsets and the sea. Here in Zennor (one pub, one church) you feel you’re on the edge of the world.
The exterior of this traditional cottage – one in a row of five – belies a stylish interior. From the pale pink Aga to the logs under the stair, all feels contemporary but characterful. The welcome hamper is generous with wine, scones and flowers, the bedrooms have views of the ocean or moors, and St Ives offers restaurants, shops, cafes and huge sands.
Set off early for the coastal path to St Ives, then catch the bus home. Stride across the fields for lunch at the Gurnard’s Head (2 miles) – or stroll 50 yards to the ancient Tinner’s Arms… for fresh crab sandwiches and a distant sea view.