Where roads end and footpaths spider out over the Jurassic coast, a contemporary barn conversion stands alone, facing the sea. And how! Sea and sky flood through huge glass doors, illuminating clean-cut corner sofas and vibrant cushions that dot the large, contemporary, L-shaped living space. In one corner, a sleek monochrome kitchen has a range cooker, oak dining table and granite-topped island, as much fun for a friends’ celebration as a children’s baking session. Two bedrooms are downstairs, the others up, past Cubist bookcases and glass balustrades. All are identical – no fights for the best! – with warm oak floors, modern prints and Venetian blinds. Bathrooms are head-to-toe in glossy beige. The lawn garden has two terraces for dining out; beyond the fence are endless fields and amazing sea views. Stroll 15 minutes to Chesil Beach, or strike out on breezy walks along the coastal path; bucket-and-spades Weymouth is close and pretty seaside villages have good fish restaurants. There’s a pub in the village but it’s three miles to the nearest shop: nothing interrupts the silence here.