Down by the Great Ouse River in historic old King’s Lynn, here is a gem of modern design and sensibility atop a contemporary art gallery, with a grandstand view of the town’s iconic Custom House. The penthouse, a spectacular open-plan space built by its new owners over a formerly derelict 1930s workshop, is super-modern and stylishly clothed in works of art, of course, and natural materials, gorgeous fabrics and clever lighting, all duly attributed to their creators. The bed is a marvel of high-Yorkshire comfort, furniture is by a local wood-worker, bathroom walls are clad in recycled plastic chopping boards. Your light and airy kitchen has black granite tops and charcoal grey units, Dartington glass and sharp knives. Veronica has gone to great eco-friendly lengths, her passions are art and the environment, education and this particular part of East Anglia; she and her husband run Groundwork with huge energy and insight. There’s masses to visit in the town itself, and summer festivals galore. Or launch out for famous gardens, farmers’ markets and the ferry across the Wash for bird-watching and fabulous views.