Tucked down a little lane of slate and stone cottages in the old part of town, School Cottage retains the charm of its previous life as a schoolhouse and has room for everyone – as well as surfboards, bikes and muddy boots. The large courtyard garden has lots of places to sit and delve into a book, and indoors a scrubbed pine kitchen and a cosy upstairs sitting room with wood-burner means you can spread out even when it’s lashing down outside.
It’s just a two-minute stroll to Rick Stein’s and five minutes to nearby stately home, petite Prideaux Place – a great spot when the sun’s shining. Walkers, surfers and paddlers will be in heaven, and if you time your visit for May Day you’ll spot the famous Obby ‘Oss procession passing the front door.
Birdwatchers can spot egrets, cyclists can join the Camel Trail and it’s also fun just to sit on a bench here with an ice cream and watch the hurly burly of the harbour.