A world away

There is magic to be found in Cornwall’s wild places, from the innermost heart of the countryside, to the fringes of the coast and the ocean beyond.


Separating Crantock from Pentire Point on the north Cornish coast, the Gannel estuary gently but firmly carves its way along the western border of Newquay. Stunning salt marshes with swathes of reedbeds are lined with white sandy beaches, all inhabited by an eclectic mix of wild flora and fauna. The area is ripe for exploring, with endless miles of coastal paths and National Trust owned countryside to discover. The tranquil waters of the estuary open up a world of possibility too, and whether your interests lie in swimming, kayaking, paddle-boarding, or simply dipping your toes on the waterline from one the estuary’s sandy beaches, the ocean is an integral part of life here. Indeed, this is the kind of place that reminds you that Cornwall belongs to the sea, and that any kind of life here should be lived harmoniously with in.


Of course now, more than ever, that is the kind of life that 2020 has left many of us dreaming of, and so it was with great foresight that Cornwall based CAD architects designed Tides Reach – a unique, contemporary build of just six houses, each designed to the highest specification, situated a mere stone’s throw from the banks of the estuary.

Each house has four bedrooms; four are semi-detached, two are detached. They all enjoy reverse-level accommodation, as well as stunning roof terraces that maximise their outlook across this beautiful stretch of coastal Cornwall. Internal specifications are designed to offer the utmost in contemporary luxury and functionality. Kitchens feature stone composite worktops, integrated NEFF appliances, wine coolers and boiling water taps. Wide plank engineered oak flooring runs throughout the living areas and hallways, while the bedrooms enjoy 100% wool carpets. Remote-access underfloor heating is fed by economic air-source heat pumps, and on the subject of technology, you’ll find in-built ceiling speakers in the living room, lounge and master bedroom.

Available through David Ball Agencies’ Luxury Collection, with prices starting at £595,000, as more seek to swap their busy lives in or near the city for the calming pace of life by the sea, opportunities such as this are becoming fewer and further between.


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