Cornwall LivingIssue #117

Homes on the coast

Exclusively for those over 55, don’t miss out on your dream Cornish home.

The Courtyard at Duporth is a unique collection of 38, two and three-bedroom homes. Centred around a landscaped courtyard and a restored Grade II listed clock tower, you’ll find The Courtyard tucked away above a secluded beach overlooking St Austell Bay. The design of The Courtyard at Duporth was one of careful and sympathetic restoration of existing buildings together with a range of new build homes designed to complement the existing buildings and surroundings. 

Architects Stride Treglown designed a range of buildings and spaces all telling their own story, with a variety of character to suit a low maintenance modern living. The common feature is a consistent attention to detail and quality, always making the most of the light, space and outlook. At the heart of the development is the clock tower, enhanced by its courtyard garden setting with native flower species and tranquil places to sit and soak up the Cornish sun. 

Formerly the Rashleigh Estate and Manor, you’ll find Duporth on the Cornish coast, south of St Austell. In the 1930s Duporth was opened to the public as a popular seaside holiday resort and apart from a few years in the Second World War – when it was requisitioned by the War Office – it continued to entertain and charm visitors, with its peaceful secluded coastal surroundings, until the end of the century. All of the bungalows, apartments and houses have been designed to make the most of this illustrious history and embrace the glorious ocean vista.

The Courtyard makes for the perfect base from which to explore the stunning Cornish coast. The horseshoe-shaped Carlyon Bay, protected by the twin headlands at Trenarren and Menabilly, this is the heart of Daphne Du Maurier country. Charlestown Harbour (less than a mile from The Courtyard) sits at its centre, a once-booming port during the 18th century thanks to mining and china clay, and the area is backed by the town of St Austell. With over 60% of the properties sold, don’t miss out on your Cornish dream home.


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