Eight stunning eco-holiday villas are causing quite a stir in the holiday home market. We find out why…

Located in an idyllic meadow-setting with stunning countryside views situated close to the north Cornish coastline, eight four-bedroom eco-villas have recently been released for sale at Whalesborough luxury farm resort, each set in 450 acres of serene farmland.

They provide access to the best of the south west right on their doorstep including the pretty seaside town of Bude – which can be accessed along the Bude Canal footpath – north Devon, just over the border, and north Cornwall’s many golden beaches, headlands and pretty villages.

Renowned for its outstanding five-star accommodation, the natural environment, mindfulness, relaxation, sustainability, family-friendly experiences, wildlife, and its field-to-fork ethos, Whalesborough luxury farm resort makes the most of the coast and countryside that connects its land.


Featuring green roofs with wildflower blankets, exposed timber cladding and traditional Cornish stone, the luxury single-storey villas wear their eco-credentials well, reflecting a future at Whalesborough that will see the resort become net zero by summer 2024, and entirely self-sufficient for both power and produce over the next ten years.

Cornish contemporary chic

Each villa comes with a large open-plan kitchen, dining and living area with underfloor heating and impressive vaulted ceiling. They also feature floor to ceiling windows and doors that open onto private decking and al-fresco dining areas, making the most of their grounds and glorious countryside views.

Fully furnished, the light and airy interiors celebrate Cornish contemporary chic at its best. The sweeping living area includes a log burning stove, large and comfy sofas, a dining table for eight, and a beautifully fitted kitchen with an L-shaped island and breakfast bar. Four large double bedrooms each come with their own ensuite bathrooms, and access to the outside decking areas.

Fantastic facilities

An enviable list of facilities includes the on-site gym and Gaia natural skincare spa, heated indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, a restaurant, children’s play areas, woodland, meadow, coastal and canal walks, and even on-site fishing.

Hassle free lifestyle investment

The villas offer the convenience of being fully managed and marketed with yields expected to reach £80,000 a year. Providing an exceptional lifestyle investment and the ideal holiday home for friends and family, it’s easy to see why two of the villas have already been sold.

How much?

The villas each cost £749,950 and are due for completion in spring 2024. Annual service charges and ground rents apply.

Coastlines and beach life nearby

From surfing to days spent relaxing with the family on the beach, there’s something for everyone close to Whalesborough.

Summerleaze Beach, which you can access along the canal towpath from the resort, is home to what is perhaps Cornwall’s best known semi-natural tidal pool – Bude Sea Pool – located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Next door is Crooklets beach, home to the UK’s first surf life-saving club. It too offers plenty of golden sands and both beaches are lined by brightly coloured beach huts, a few of which can be hired.

Sandymouth, Northcott Mouth (NT) and Black Rock beaches are all are dog-friendly year-round, with no restrictions, while Widemouth beach allows dogs from May 15 to the September 30, before 10am and after 6pm.

Things to do and places to visit:

If music’s your thing, Bude has its own Jazz Festival (late August/early September), a Folk Festival which returns in 2024, and one of Cornwall’s favourite music festivals, Leopollooza (July) just eight miles away at The Wyldes. Throughout the summer, The Weir restaurant at Whalesborough has its own Chill and Grill evenings, featuring music and food cooked on the Argentinian barbeque.

Speaking of food, Bude has its own food festival and literary festival too, while the Castle Heritage Centre provides an insight into Bude’s rich and varied history with railway nostalgia, military and maritime artefacts.

Further afield, Boscastle and Tintagel are to the south, and just over the border you’ll find the hauntingly beautiful, traffic-free cobbled fishing village of Clovelly, as well as RHS Garden Rosemoor.

Try before you buy?

Whalesborough is offering a money back guarantee on try before you buy breaks for all guests that go on to buy one of the six remaining eco-villas; whether you stay for a weekend, a week or more.

For all sales enquiries, or to arrange a try before you buy break, call 01288 361 940 or visit whalesborough.co.uk/villas.

And here’s your chance to win in a luxurious north Cornwall long weekend escape for four…

One Coast reader will win a long weekend at Whalesborough luxury farm resort with spa treatments and food from the farm included.

When it comes to coast and country, it doesn’t get any better than a five-star break at Whalesborough luxury farm resort, set in 450 acres of dramatic farmland on the edge of the Atlantic coastline near Bude, North Cornwall.

Here you’ll find a selection of pet-friendly cottages, barns and soon to come luxury eco-villas, each located against the backdrop of fields and pastures that roll down to the dramatic north Cornish coast.

Alongside miles of countryside walks, visitors can enjoy the finest of Cornwall’s produce served up at the on-site Weir Restaurant, including lamb and beef raised on Whalesborough’s own fields. Taking in views of the tranquil lake, the winding River Neet, mature woodland, and rolling countryside and pastures, this beautiful corner of north Cornwall is the perfect place to rest and relax.

Enviable leisure facilities include a heated indoor pool with swim-in spa, sauna, steam room, and jacuzzi, a well-equipped gym, outdoor pool, and tennis courts. Farmer Dan will even take you on tractor and trailer tours across the estate and down to Water Cove Beach.

As for the little ones, pre-schoolers can look forward to the Little Farmers’ Club providing fur and feather encounters with everything from pygmy goats and piglets to chicks and hens. There’s even an under sixes playroom and an outside adventure play area with climbing frames, a bird-hide lookout, ‘badger set tunnels’, and the heron’s nest swing.

For dog owners, Whalesborough is the perfect pet-friendly destination featuring enclosed gardens, pet blankets and throws, dog showers, luxury pooch packs on arrival, and a dog-sitting service.

But that’s not all. With the release of eight new luxury eco-holiday villas to buy at Whalesborough, you could own your own glorious corner of Cornwall too, using the weekend as a try before you buy break.

Visit whalesborough.co.uk to find out more, or call 01288 361940 to make a booking or to arrange a try before you buy break, which will be refunded on purchase of a villa.


Three-night break staying at Windy Hills (November 24-27, 2023), inclusive of two spa treatments and two meals for up to four guests at The Weir Restaurant.


Answer this question by October 27, 2023:

Where is the Whalesborough luxury farm resort located?
A: St Ives
B: Bude

C: Newquay

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WHALESBOROUGH TERMS AND CONDITIONS: No alternative weekend to be offered – fixed weekend break dates; three nights commencing November 24. The prize provides £200 of vouchers towards the cost of spa treatments alone at Whalesborough Spa, which is within W Club. The e-vouchers are redeemable on the cost of spa treatments at Whalesborough Spa. If treatments exceed the value of the e-voucher, the difference must be paid. E-vouchers will be issued to the winner and are not transferrable. The two meals for up to four guests have a value up to £200. No change will be given. Any food or drink purchased in excess of the prize voucher value must be paid for. Standard booking terms and conditions apply.