An easy-going, secluded place for country lovers to unwind, with or without children and dogs. Come for simple things: silence, clean Atlantic air, star-gazy skies and Scrabble by the fire. Walkers love the wild, craggy beauty of the South West Coast Path around the Hartland Peninsula, surfers take to the waves at the slightest opportunity, everyone gathers at Hartland Quay, for sunsets, swimming, and a pint at The Wreckers. You return to cosy cottages with wood-burners and plenty of space to sit and gaze out to the sea beyond St Nectan’s church tower. Both are traditionally good looking with proper kitchens and bathrooms, seaside touches and books and games in case of rain. Grown ups will enjoy the hot tub after a day of walking, children will adore the playground and helping to feed the chickens and ducks. There’s plenty to visit: Hartland Abbey and gardens, galleries – cream tea rooms of course – steeply cobbled Clovelly, and Lundy Island – a helicopter hop from the Point or a boat trip from Bideford. Kind owners live in the big house next door and if you want a wider family get-together there are other cottages too.