Our contractors have now completed the first 12 eco houses at Fairglen, an exclusive development of 28 state-of-the-art 3 and 4-bedroomed eco friendly homes. Situated in a former south-facing nursery just off the coastal road to the beach, it is amongst the largest energy efficient new communities in the area. Energy consumption is minimized by the use of a combination of:
- hot water and under-floor heating generated by ground-source heat pumps
- heat recovery ventilation systems
- banks of photo voltaic (PV) cells generating electricity, the surplus of which is sold back to the grid
- exceptional levels of insulation and passive solar gain, within a truly innovative design
- Water bills are dramatically reduced through rain water harvesting
Rainwater harvesting is where surface water is directed to a holding tank servicing bathroom and laundry facilities. All these innovations give low energy consumption which is good for the enviroment and your cost of living.
Contemporary materials and finishes help to make each home feel light, bright and spacious. South-facing Velux skylights compliment market-leading Velfac Scandinavian double-glazed windows and doors. Each eco home has a Nordic woodburner, stylish white bathrooms and thoughtfully designed kitchens. A double-height conservatory leads to an enclosed garden with outdoor storage. There is onsite visitor and private parking contained within the development.
- 3-bedroom houses from £238,000
- 4-bedroom houses from £299,950
Pioneering green development
These homes, which are under construction in just 2 phases, have already received praise from both national and local government and are pioneering what new development should really be about. It is not a ‘token’ or a ‘gesture’ it is a true commitment, a legacy for future generations and a shrewd investment with rapidly escalating fuel costs now a major consideration.
Everything on your doorstep
At Fairglen you are just about 5 minutes from everything you really need and a short drive from picturesque St Ives.
Walk through a landscaped gated nature reserve, over a footbridge, and enjoy an al fresco Latte at Costa or explore Copperhouse and the nearby heritage coastline.
Level Cycle routes and waterside walkways are being enhanced as is access to public infrastructure. Road, rail and bus links are more than convenient. The A30 Hayle bypass connects with cosmopolitan Truro and major towns, Cornwalls Airport at Newquay, and the M5 at Exeter.
Marks & Spencers have joined the now fully occupied first phase of the nearby Hayle Retail Park (anchor tenants also include Next and Boots) which is scheduled for expansion. Within the town, which benefits from two traditional shopping areas, are Banks and post office facilities, numerous restaurants/cafes, bakeries, butchers, florists, farmshop/grocers and a healthfood store as well as a surprising variety of individual shops ranging from hardware to fashion and galleries to an icecreamery.
A strong community resides in the area and to compliment your eco credentials why not support the local hayle community in their bid to create allotments in the area.
Living in Hayle, Cornwall
Hayle has excellent private and public schooling, library and sporting facilities including a surf life saving club. A renowned RSPB reserve is found at the head of the Hayle estuary.
Buyers agency Melbourne proposed marina is intended to form the core of a phase redeveloped harbour area within this working port which itself is scheduled for additional investment following the highly successful redevelopment of Foundry Farm which, through Objective One funding, created sylish homes for many micro and small sized businesses.
There are many employment and business opportunities throughout west Cornwall. Immediate employers include national photographers Tempest. St Michaels Hospital & St Julias Hospice. Numerous specialist companies are located at the Guildford Road Industrial Estate. Extensive agricultural interests provide further employment from surrounding farmland, as does tourism from the environs of St. Ives Bay.
Penwith District Council have proposed making Hayle a centre for sustainability and well-being.
The Green-living centre for the UK!
The town is also now set to become home to one of the UK’s most exciting renewable energy developments – the Wave Hub. Positioned 10 miles out to sea the newest and most technologically advanced wave power devices will be ‘plugged in’ to the grid providing power for an estimated 14,000 homes.
This scheme by long established, award winning local developers Percy Williams intends to compliment the above and provide a genuine ‘green twist’ to contemporary development. Purchasers of these unique new Cornish homes have the rarest of chances to help lead the fight against global climate change whilst living in their eco friendly houses.