I only discovered Hartland Quay a few years ago when I was researching for Snowbound with the Notorious Rake and wanted somewhere remote for the purposes of my story. One visit was enough for me to fall in love with this desolate place so this year I returned to stay at the Hartland Quay Hotel - the first picture here is the view that greets any visitor making the descent to the promontory which is just big enough to hold the small hotel, one shop and a tiny but fascinating museum.
We were very lucky with our hotel room, too, which overlooks this glorious coast. The last photo is a view from the window just as the evening tide was coming in. I went to sleep and awoke to the sound of the sea crashing over the rocks - although this is Devon, not Cornwall, it reminded me very much of the Daphne Du Maurier stories or those old tales of pirates and shipwrecks, so look out for dramatic scenes in future books!
Coming soon - The Illegitimate Montague - book 5 in the Castonbury Park Series