South west self-catering specialist LUXURY COASTAL has solved your holiday cottage dilemmas by recommending these properties which cater for every eventuality.

Best for…multi-generational

Golden Meadow, Torcross, Devon

An achingly beautiful designer pad with unparalleled sea views over Start Bay. There’s oodles of space for the extended family including several large terraces for al fresco dining. Floor to ceiling windows maximise the ocean view and the beach is a short stroll away. Sleeps 14 and two dogs.

Best for…couples

The Sail Loft, Maritime, Brixham, Devon

A romantic hideaway centrally located with views out over Brixham harbour. The master suite has sliding doors out onto the private deck overlooking the sea, with table and chairs this is a great spot for coffee or sundowners. The bathroom has a walk-in rain shower and double sinks. Sleeps two.

Best for…off-the-beaten track

1 The Old Signal House, Penlee Point, Torpoint, Cornwall

This three-bedroom period property directly overlooks the wild Cornish coastline and was originally built as a home for operators of the Eddystone Lighthouse. The open plan lounge has sea views from nearly every angle, and guests can watch the sun set from the furnished terrace. Sleeps six.

Best for…breakfast in bed

Ocean View, The Sands, Praa Sands, Cornwall

Just 500 metres from the three-mile-long beach at Praa Sands, this contemporary home has large communal areas and incredible sea views. There are several terraces for al fresco dining and parents will adore the spacious master ensuite which has a private Juliet balcony overlooking the ocean. Sleeps six.

Best for…four-legged friends

The Hayloft, Watergate Bay, Cornwall

A traditional stone barn conversion situated on a working farm, just five minutes’ drive from pooch-friendly Watergate Bay. The contemporary interiors belie the rural setting, with two spacious bedrooms and a wood burning stove for winter nights.  There is an outdoors terrace and shower for washing off sandy paws.; 0330 113 7005