The house, a former vicarage, stands by the village church. The gardens? Enid Blyton-heaven! There are two entrances: one for the owner, one for you. A long stone-flagged hallway welcomes you, with wall-mounted stag horns, fossils, fishing nets and beach gear, and logs for the fire. To the right is a ground-floor shower, ahead is a library recess, lined with books, DVDs and maps. The living room is cosy, its powder-blue walls bathed in light, with a dining area at the end and French windows to a terrace with barbecue and fire pit. The small kitchen, well-equipped, comes with a generous welcome pack. Further supplies can be fetched from the village shop. Furnishings are traditional with some wonderful antiques, and fresh flowers. In the lovely double bedroom, a super-king bed takes centre stage (until the eye is drawn to the views…) The children’s twin is packed with books and toys; the bathroom is family-size. Outside: a glory of herbaceous borders, paths and dens, a treehouse with secret staircase, a trampoline, lawn for croquet and ball games, a lazy hammock. The Jurassic coast beckons; lovely Lyme Regis is near.