Drive round the bend of a narrow lane lined with high banks of wildflowers to discover Trevigue. From the garden, a short walk on the cliff path takes you down to Strangles, a beach that you could well have to yourselves for swimming, rock-pooling and games of beach cricket.
Inside the the open spaces flow together – ditch your wetsuit in the gear room, get the kettle on as you walk through the kitchen, then slump onto the sofas by the wood-burner set in the huge brick fireplace. The range cooker and the large kitchen’s dark-beamed farmhouse warmth invite sociable meals but you can wander the mile and a half of country paths to a lovely pub sitting almost in the surf at Crackington Haven.
Bring your long-neglected projects and let the boundless views, local art, ever-changing book selection and the cottage’s spacious calm refresh your creativity.