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Healthy coastal living at Rocky Lane

26th February 2012 Print
Rocky Lane kitchen with a view

Ever since the Victorians popularised visiting the seaside, drawn by the health benefits of the fresh sea air, people have flocked to our coasts for holidays and relaxation. For those looking for a seaside hideaway where they can sit back and enjoy the relaxed, coastal lifestyle, Rocky Lane in St Agnes offers a collection of desirable detached homes above the picturesque Trevaunance Cove on the Cornish coast.

Evidence suggests that spending time near the coast can improve health and lower stress. The West coast in particular can promote an increased sense of wellbeing, due to the warm waters of the Gulf Stream boosting the climate, as well as sunsets and longer evenings.

Simon Blackburn of Living Structures UK, developer of Rocky Lane, comments: “Just as in the USA, Californians are perceived to be more relaxed and healthy than their East Coast counterparts, so in the UK, people in the West Country have a more laid back and low stress attitude to life. The St Agnes area offers some of the most beautiful stretches of coast and once people get to know the area, they fall in love with its scenery and the relaxed pace of life. The homes at Rocky Lane give people the opportunity to enjoy the healthy coastal lifestyle all year round.”

At Rocky Lane the homes are designed with an outdoor lifestyle in mind - each has its own large private outdoor space such as a terrace and or deck. They are surrounded by 3.5 acres of mature, private woodland, creating a feeling of tranquility among the trees and harmony with nature.

Inside the properties, the layouts are spacious and flexible, finished with great attention to detail and a luxury specification, including engineered oak flooring, stylish contemporary kitchens and a wood-burning stove. Also with healthy living in mind, the homes are built to high environmental standards, with superior insulation making them 44% more thermally efficient than current building regulations.

Rocky Lane is well located to make the most of all this dramatic stretch of coast has to offer, with many of Cornwall’s famous surfing beaches and coastal walks close by. It sits within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a World Heritage Site, making it highly unlikely that other properties will be built very close by. The village of St Agnes itself has a strong sense of community that also helps create a positive environment to spend time in.

St Agnes is situated 10 miles from Truro and 20 miles from Newquay International Airport, which offers frequent direct flights to Gatwick, Manchester and other UK destinations.

Prices range from £295,000 for a one-bedroom (900 sq ft) house to £625,000 for a four-bedroom (1,700 sq ft) house. The properties are exempt from stamp duty.

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Rocky Lane kitchen with a view