Pop out of the door and trot down the hill – the harbour is 20 steps away. Take the dog and head for the sands: Bamaluz Beach is two minutes. This quaint fisherman’s cottage is tucked between others on a cobbled lane in the heart of St Ives.
The interior is fresh, beautiful, and cleverly reconfigured to make the most of the space. Up from the kitchen/ sitting/ dining room is the bedroom under the eaves; down is a TV snug where friends can stay, with a wet room alongside.
Set off on the coastal path via Zennor (six miles) and get the bus back: the scenery is stunning. Make the most of Cornish produce and sea views at Porthminster Kitchen; enjoy a pie, a pint and live music at the ancient Sloop Inn. Come home to bath robes, toasty floors, and a wood-burner.