We know what you’re thinking: Skegness?! But this creek is a secret locals-only area and the fisherman’s cottage is beach-hut perfect. Perched above dunes, its sky-blue colour makes you smile. Step inside and take in the sea views; even better from the decking and bedroom terrace. It’s small – open-plan living area and the beach room downstairs, under-eaves bedroom and bathroom upstairs – but bright and breezy with a nautical, aqua-and-stone theme. Wood-effect tiled floor, driftwood furnishings and wood-burning stove keep the living area cosy while the compact kitchen is fine for simple cooking. You won’t draw the blinds in the bedroom – rustic-chic with tongue-and-groove panelling; the bathroom with its slipper bath is cute and sparkling. There’s a small cabin bedroom for two children downstairs but this is really a hideaway for two – or a creative soul with a novel in them. Take long walks on the beach (there’s a handy outdoor shower and dog-drying area), birdwatch, paint – or write that book. Eat fish and chips from the café and watch the sunset from your decking or the tiny garden’s romantic summerhouse.