On Cornwall's north coast is Columbine Cottage, part of a neatly manicured, wooded site comprising 14 holiday cottages on the very edge of Bude.
With an indoor heated swimming pool, games room and children's play field, this is an ideal property for a family wanting to enjoy a coastal escape and take advantage of the nearby sandy beaches and excellent surf on offer from North Cornwall's Atlantic waves.
The property offers off-road parking, as well as a pretty garden with immaculate lawn, seating area and superb long rural views, where you can enjoy breakfast and a morning coffee in the pleasant Cornish sunshine.
Head inside to discover a contemporary kitchen, fully-equipped with all of the appliances you'll need during to create delicious meals, which can be enjoyed at the dining table.
After dinner, move over to the sofas, relax and enjoy a favourite family film on the TV.
When it's time for a good night's rest, discover two bright and cheery bedrooms, comprising a double and a twin.
The property is close to host of amenities, shops, café, pubs and restaurants, as well as a lake, a golf course and a choice of three picturesque beaches.
Spend the day at Bude Sea Pool, a semi-natural pool that is popular for swimming and paddleboarding, while Crooklets Beach has excellent surf and Summerleaze Beach has colourful beach huts and rockpools to explore.
The 19th century Bude Castle offers a history museum, art gallery & cafe and is also a popular venue for weddings, while the magnificent South West Coast Path runs right through the town, which walkers can join to explore the coastline in either direction.
Head north along the Hartland Cornwall Heritage Coast to find unspoiled, cliff-backed beaches, and continue towards Devon and the picturesque harbour village of Clovelly, with its museums, RNLI Lifeboat Museum, stunning waterfall, idyllic harbour and family-friendly beach.
Head south along the coastal path towards Pentire Point, passing Boscastle's Pentargon Waterfall, The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, the National Trust's Rocky Valley, St Nectan's Glen nature reserve and dramatic waterfall, towards Tintagel's legendary castle, which was the birthplace of King Arthur, as well as Merlin's Cave and the National Trust's Glebe Cliff.
Columbine Cottage is a fantastic base from which to explore North Cornwall's stunning coastline.