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The perfect winter retreat – Final phase at ‘The Bay’ sets new standards in holiday home design

Purchasers can choose from four striking designs – The Sky Deck, The Sky Garden, The Light House and Pool Side – all situated by a natural outdoor swimming pool.  Prices start from only £350,000.

Designed by London architects, Mador & Co, each property will be built to order on the buyer’s chosen plot and finished in cedar and local Cornish stone to blend harmoniously into the landscape.

The contemporary designs all feature open plan living and large areas of glazing to create an informal, modern feel.  High environmental standards are integral to the development, with timber frame construction and oak flooring from sustainable forests, optional wood burning stoves and roof gardens to reduce water runoff.

The properties are designed to meet the highest ‘Excellence’ standard for new sustainable homes with features including underfloor heating and natural, eco paint finishes throughout.  The outdoor swimming pool is chemical-free, cleaned and filtered by the plants growing around its edge.

The Sky Deck has a split-level layout with open-plan living areas on the first floor to maximise views and an extensive private roof terrace and lawned area.

Sky Garden features a balcony to the main bedroom, and a galleried landing with floor to ceiling windows.  It has a stunning rooftop garden and decking for sunbathing and alfresco dining.

The Light House features light-filled rooms with a stunning ground floor design leading to private terraces.  The two main bedrooms open onto a large balcony, perfect for enjoying an outdoor breakfast, or the last of the evening sun.  Finally, the Pool Side properties are just feet from the 23 metre outdoor natural pool with roof terrace and open plan living.  All properties come with their own parking space.

Overlooking a magnificent stretch of Cornwall’s south coast, The Bay rests above the rocky coves and small, picturesque beaches of Talland Bay, an unspoilt and ‘hidden gem’ between Looe and Polperro, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and with direct access to the South West Coastal Path.

The Bay, Talland, is a safe and private community, with extensive on-site facilities and a resident manager providing stress-free, ‘lock up and leave’ year-round maintenance and security.  Families will enjoy the contemporary, custom-finished homes and boutique hotel-standard features including indoor and outdoor pools, tennis court and a Health Club (opening Spring 2010) with jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, gym, changing rooms and licensed cafĂ©.

To help make the most of your property, The Bay can co-ordinate everything from the cleaning and maintenance of properties, to arranging on-site letting if required (from February 2010), while a hotel-style concierge service will be on-hand to make recommendations and reservations to help owners and guests make the most of their stay.

If you do crave a visit to some of Cornwall’s key attractions during your break, The Bay is situated just an hour or so from The Eden Project, Padstow, Newquay and St. Ives, while scenic spots a short drive away include Fowey, St Michael’s Mount and Looe Island. (The Bay is only four hours from London).

As well as offering a property investment you can enjoy with all the family, The Bay makes an appealing long term investment choice, with coastal property still in strong demand in good locations.  Rental yields have been independently estimated at 7-8%.  With a reservation fee of just £2,500, no stamp duty is payable on the purchase of the plot or the build cost, and as a ‘self-build’ the properties are deemed zero rated for VAT.

Says Gail Streatfeild of selling agent Knight Frank: "With banks failing to offer investors much in the way of satisfactory returns, buying an income-generating holiday property with all the on-site facilities offered at The Bay must be seen as an extremely attractive investment.  We are finding that increasing numbers of buyers are wanting to use their second homes in the winter, rather than in the busy summer months."

Adds Gail: “Luxury developments like The Bay are popular as they tick all the boxes whether they buy to use themselves or rent out, as the leisure facilities and proximity to the sea means there is something there for all the family.”

For more information:

The Bay, Talland


Tel: 01503 272224

Knight Frank

Tel: 01392 848844