Known the world over for its natural beauty and surf break, Polzeath is a hot spot for holiday makers and local alike. Golden sand stretches round to the pretty bay at Port Gaverne and coast path walking is a joy leading around to Daymer Bay with views across to Padstow. Restaurants and cafes at Polzeath offer a true taste of Cornwall with fresh fish, local ales and pop up eateries right on the beach. Upmarket Rock is nestled on the banks of the beautiful Camel Estuary and has become a smart and attractive place to visit with Paul Ainsworth's award winning Mariners Pub and many more places to eat and drink. So pretty is the fishing village of Port Isaac that you’ve probably seen it on TV as the fictional Port Wenn in Doc Martin or on the set of Poldark. With its narrow lanes and historic fishermen’s cottages tumbling to the harbour’s edge, it’s one of Cornwall’s most picturesque villages which is really saying something given the competition. Once a bustling port for shipping stone, minerals and salt, it’s now mostly fishing boats that putter in and out of the harbour, landing the freshest of the ocean’s bounty that you’ll find plated up in a scattering of waterside cafés and restaurants. Cornish Gems offer a beatiful collection of luxury cottages, houses and apartments in and around these areas, start your search below.