The lake around which this village of holiday cabins is grouped is a magnet for migrating birds. Here, beyond the caravan parks, all is timeless and peaceful, and your little fenced garden, with decking and sunloungers, has an uninterrupted view… mesmerising in all weathers. Inside is simple, compact and open-plan, with the kitchen (very well-equipped) and the dining at one end, the sofa, armchair and log-burner at the other, and cosy bedrooms and bathroom behind a white door. The wooden floor is topped with a big stylish rug, a bookcase carries an eclectic range, the logs are on the house and there’s Monopoly for wet days. Modern prints dot white walls, the palette is chic and restful aqua, dove- grey, charcoal, chartreuse; the kids will love their little bunk room, and couples happily stay too. A lazy stroll across the boardwalk and there are long, spotless sands. The beach shop sells milk and bread, the pub is two miles, there are gardens at Harrington Hall, an antique market at Horncastle, and a Walking Festival in May/June. Come home to a beer on the patio, watch the coots bob, the swans preen and the sun go down.