Smuggler's Cove cottage must hold one of the most beautiful locations of any self-catering accommodation in the world. It is nestled into the cliffs on one side of Portreath Beach, and whether in the property or on the spacious veranda, it feels as if you are floating above waves, as they roll in and out beneath you. Wherever you are in the cottage, you are perpetually encased by mesmerizing views and sounds. The dramatic settings means you will welcome storms and rain, because they are really a sight to behold. The property itself has been furnished to a 5* standard, with a finish equal to the best of hotels. I found the walk-in downstairs shower particularly wonderful. Vikki and David, who were incredibly efficient throughout the booking process, have clearly thought of every detail, from sun loungers, beach towels and snorkeling gear for sunny days, through to plush throws on the sofas and beds for cozy evenings. If you can peel yourself from the cottage, then the beach is 10 seconds away, as is the south west coastal path. Smuggler's Cove Cottage offers not just another holiday, but a wonderful experience, which a few of us will be fortunate enough to share in.