You’ll linger along the scenic route to this spot, a stone skim away from one of Cornwall’s dog-friendly bays. Your greeting will be a warm one, perhaps by a pet donkey or curious Highland cow, as well as by bright and breezy owners. This is the perfect coastal hideout: barbecue, decking, and brightly coloured picnic table all await relaxed al fresco dinners after a day’s surfing. Inside it couldn’t be sweeter with a well-stocked wood-burner surrounded by sofas in an all-in-one living and dining space; the pine kitchen fits neatly along one wall, and there are quirky nautical touches to catch the eye. The seaside theme continues upstairs, the master double is a delight: a telescope will please stargazers, the remote lighting and sound system adding to the romance. Best of all you’re on the coastal path – head out to see what’s on the horizon: there are 20 acres of private land around you, great walks start from the door, Bude and Padstow are close. Baby and dog sitting available too – check out Jane’s blog. You’ll be snug and happy as a clam here.