Cornwall LivingIssue #75

A slice of paradise

We discover a stylish development offering beachside living on the north Cornwall coast.

Located just a stone’s throw from one of Cornwall’s most beautiful beaches, extending the stunning outdoors inside was integral to the design of each exclusive home at The Rocks at Holywell Bay. This stylish development has been created by award-winning Legacy Properties to complement its surroundings and offer the ultimate in contemporary Cornish coastal living.

Building homes in some of the most sought-after locations in the county, the team at Legacy have worked closely with the architects on this development to orient each home to maximise the magnificent views of the bay. As you walk through the house you can’t help but frequently feel the connection to the outdoors and the call of the ocean.

“We’ve created a natural flow with these houses, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living that’s perfectly in keeping with the surroundings,” says Nick Long, Legacy Properties’ Managing Director.

And the surroundings here are pretty special. Holywell Bay is a hidden gem of a village, tucked away between Penhale Point and Kelsey Head. Miles of golden sandy beaches, dunescapes, dramatic cliff tops and ocean vistas are part of the fabric of everyday life. It’s no wonder this unspoilt corner of Cornwall has been used as one of the backdrops for the BBC’s BAFTA-winning series Poldark. 

“We build homes in some of the most sought-after locations in the county,” says Nick, “and it’s crucial that we do those sites justice in terms of architecture, craftsmanship and finish.” And, of course, the interior of each four-bedroomed house at The Rocks reflects the quality, craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail that’s made Legacy multiple award-winners.

Locally sourced materials are used in beautiful open-plan living, kitchen and dining spaces with wide-planked oak flooring – a natural material that again links with the coastal outdoors. There’s even remote access underfloor heating to keep you cosy through the winter months, and a separate utility room that’s all plumbed in and ready to go.

The kitchens have been hand-crafted here in Cornwall by renowned designer Treyone at its nearby workshop. They feature stylish stone composite worktops, stainless steel sinks and integrated Neff appliances.

All rooms are fitted with dimmable LED down lights and state-of-the-art speakers and the landscaped south-facing back garden is the ultimate place to entertain family and friends after a day at the beach.

Upstairs the bedrooms are all fitted with pure wool carpets and the master bedroom has built-in Italian wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom, finished with contemporary fittings and electric heated towel rails. Large floor to ceiling patio doors flood the master bedroom with light for a spacious, airy feel. And you’re connected to the outdoors again here via a beautiful patio topped with millboard decking and finished with frameless glass balustrade – so that nothing can spoil your view.

There’s plenty of room for entertaining in this house too – with four bedrooms, plenty of indoor and outdoor space and two to three allocated parking spaces. And of course Newquay is just a few miles away offering fabulous surf, great fine dining at Rick Stein’s, Fistral, or Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall at Watergate Bay. There’s also a couple of golf courses close by, plenty of coastal walks for blowing away the cobwebs and sunsets to die for.

Each of these ten individually designed houses is a true masterclass in bespoke, contemporary luxury. There’s a beautiful simplicity to them that can only come from a precise combination of very careful planning, premium products and excellent design. And a 10-year NHBC Buildmark warranty gives peace of mind for years to come.

These stunning properties are sure to be snapped up quickly so why not arrange a viewing and experience them for yourself?

“We've created a natural flow with these houses, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor living that’s perfectly in keeping with the surroundings”