Off the main coast road, past the back of the holiday homes and keep going till you almost hit the sea. Carmel – one of three wooden 1920s PVC-covered bungalows – is a vintage nugget inside. Pure 70s, from the glorious fabrics for curtains and colourful shag pile rug, to the stone fireplace and wooden kitchen. The floorboards are original wide oak, the panelling on the walls is old too, and painted creamy white. Dotted about are some oak and mahogany pieces and a serious collection of really good, mainly Welsh, modern art. A picture window in the sitting room (perfect sunsets) looks out to the garden, where the sea laps against the wall at high tide. In winter hunker down: read a book or watch the bird life from the comfort of the funky leather bucket seat. Let the waves lull you to sleep in tiny, hobbit-like bedrooms with great charm – the single has original 70s hardback books, the double looks out at the view – sit up in bed with a cup of tea and feel happy. This is a much-loved family holiday home, which Eluned’s Dad bought in 1945 for £45! Tons to do round and about, or just stay put and watch that wild water.