This is the real Deal! A wonderfully unspoilt place for a bucket-and-spade holiday, and terrific value too. Three steps lead down to a beautiful and brightly decorated apartment on the ground floor of a Victorian seafront home with its own private entrance. The friendly owners and their young family are on hand should you need anything. Molly has an eye for interior design and has pulled off a bright seaside feel without recourse to obvious nautical tat. Neutral pebbly colours, white louvred window shutters, original fireplaces and cornicing are easy on the eye, a courtyard back garden is yours and there’s a particularly useful lock-up for stowing all that beach paraphernalia – wetsuits, surfboards and the like. Best of all, it’s a hop, skip and a jump across the road to the shingly beach while a stroll along the prom leads to some endearingly British attractions – pier, pubs, bandstand. Should you yearn occasionally for moules frites and a glass of chablis, you can always nip along the coast to Dover and take a day trip to France. Just don’t forget the passports.