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A beachside bolthole

Words by Ysy Lees

On the edge of the coast, encompassed by a panorama of sea and sand, is a slice of heaven. 

Ocean Cove is a five-star private owners’ coastal retreat, offering a haven of peace and relaxation for all who visit this idyllic spot overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Nestled in the small and lesser-known village of Bossiney, between Tintagel and the pretty harbour of Boscastle, properties boast stunning views from the rugged coast and offer unlimited access to beautiful north Cornwall. Here, you will find everything you could possibly need for endless relaxation, both at your property and within the dramatic surroundings of nature. 

There are 79 brand-new and pre-loved lodges in total across Ocean Cove, all kept secure by a gated entrance and on-site park warden. This means there is a large range of accommodation to choose from with sales typically completing within just a month of putting down a deposit, from open-plan boltholes perfect for two or elevated homes offering stunning sea views from the large decking. Explore some of the best beaches in the UK from your base at this development of coastal holiday homes; pack a picnic or bring the barbeque to the shore and spend the day in the clear Cornish waters. Go for a swim, surf, or simply sunbathe as sea breezes surround you and unforgettable memories are made. 

If you fancy heading out into nature, then put your best foot forward and explore one of the many walks, nature trails and cycle tracks close by with panoramic views of the sea keeping you company on your adventures. Cornwall’s Atlantic coast spans over 40 miles from Bude to Perranporth along a wildly breathtaking stretch of the Duchy, so as a holiday home, Ocean Cove couldn’t be better situated. Steeped in myth and legend, Tintagel is home to the impressive Tintagel Castle which can be accessed on foot via the South West Coast Path. This is the perfect way to work up an appetite before paying a visit to the Beach Café for a well-earned cream tea or The Rocket Store in Boscastle for a bite of lunch. Visit quiet sandy coves on the doorstep of the small park or wander across Bodmin Moor, just one of Cornwall’s designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a remote black-heather-covered granite moorland where ponies graze and nature thrives. 

If you prefer to stay closer to home then make the most of the luxurious facilities on offer just moments from your lodge. The recently refurbished indoor heated swimming pool means you can relax in the water no matter the weather before enjoying the warmth and rejuvenation of the sauna and steam room. Alternatively, go for a workout in the gym using the range of high-quality equipment before relaxing in the lounge with family and friends. With exclusive use of these facilities seven days a week and the added benefit of an on-site laundry facility with 24-hour key access, you’ll find you have everything you need during your escape to Cornwall right within Ocean Cove. Subletting is not permitted which keeps the secure retreat quiet and peaceful, however, this doesn’t mean you can’t let friends and family make the most of your property throughout the year. 

Many of the range of homes available to purchase at Ocean Cove come with commanding, much-coveted front-row positions looking out across rolling meadows to Bossiney Bay and beyond. Just one of these includes the Homeseeker lodge, the perfect place for family and friends, currently on sale for a reduced price of £110,000. Enjoy dining, relaxing and socialising in the large open-plan living area, or spending some time under the sun by opening up the doors into the decking area and expanding the living space. With two double bedrooms and a king, this lodge benefits from having a licence in perpetuity, meaning there is no expiry date and the property can remain in situ for as long as it’s maintained to a five-star standard. If you’re after something better suited to smaller groups of people, then the wonderful two-bedroom Stately lodge boasts a large lounge, kitchen and dining area with fabulous uninterrupted sea views throughout. Bifold doors connect the dining area to the decking, perfect for a summer evening barbeque overlooking the stretching Atlantic. The spacious master bedroom is complete with plenty of built-in storage, followed by an en-suite with a walk-in shower and a twin bedroom with overhead storage and built-in wardrobes. The main bathroom includes an overhead shower and a stunning tiled bathtub to relax in while light floods in from the windows. 

Ownership at Ocean Cove is so much more than simply owning a second home; it is a way of life to be enjoyed every time you come to stay. Annual pitch fees include use of your holiday home for yourself, friends and family for the year plus use of the pitch that the holiday home is situated on, local authority rates, water and sewerage, grass cutting, pitch maintenance, street lighting, refuse collection, road maintenance and much more. There is also one self-catering property, Bossiney Cabin, set slightly away from the rest of the park at the entrance. This beautiful cottage has been finished to a high standard and can sleep six in its three bedrooms. It is perfect for both short stays or longer holidays in this captivating corner of Cornwall. The interior has been thoughtfully decorated with echoes of the Duchy at every turn. Enjoy a laid-back lunch or evening tipple as you sit back on the decking and watch the sunset disappear beyond the horizon. Don’t forget your furry friends either; with dog beds and bowls provided, an outside yurt and plenty of walking trails nearby, nobody gets left behind. Whichever lodge you choose, at Ocean Cove you are assured years of Cornish holidays with memories to last a lifetime.


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