Some years ago myself and four went to Cornwall for a summer holiday. We hired a traditional Cornish cottage to stay in, reputed to be over 600 years old and a grade II listed building, complete with a thatched roof, oak beams and white washed panels. We all lived and worked in North Wales so it had been an early start and a long drive down taking 6 hours.
We arrived around midday in perfect sunshine and unlocked the front door and on entering we were very surprised to see a man standing in the room facing us wearing deep sea fisherman clothing (boots, pants, thick white wool jumper, long dark oilskin coat and wearing a black sou' wester hat). The front door opened into the main living room and as we all piled into the room eager to look around our new home, the man blocked our way.
We thought at first he might be a local man who looks after the cottage for the owner, but the owner had not mentioned that anyone would be there to meet us and, after all, I had just unlocked the front door. We introduced ourselves but the man did not seem to notice us and stared straight ahead.
The man then disappeared (dissipated) right in front of us. We were shocked as we had all seen him and tried to talk to him. He seemed so real but was in fact a solid, full body apparition. We later estimated his age to be around 55-60 years old with pale a weather-beaten face.
We did not see him again or experience anything else unusual during our 1-week stay in the cottage but we did not get much sleep that night, half expecting him to suddenly appear again and give us a scare. We named him 'The Fisherman'.