67 new boutique hillside barns now available in Cornwall
Press release, November 2021

Aria Resorts, the UK’s pioneering holiday homes and experience leader has just been granted planning permission for an extensive further development at its flagship, 5* Retallack Resort & Spa in Cornwall. Phase three, aptly named The Hillside, follows the swift sell-out success of the resort’s scenic Meadows properties and consists of 67 luxury, new-world, boutique barns from £295k. Endorsed by Visit Cornwall, all of these homes will serve to answer the demand for holiday properties in the county without taking valuable residential properties from the local housing sector.

Head of Visit Cornwall, Malcolm Bell said, “The Hillside development at Retallack Resort & Spa is exactly the type of holiday properties we need more of here in Cornwall – it is vitally important that we have high quality developments rather than volume low quality ones and Hillside will be of a high standard.  The development will boost the local economy, create more permanent jobs as well as enhance other jobs. This type of development has a critical role in providing external investment into Cornwall without negatively impacting on local housing whilst meeting the needs of those want to have somewhere in Cornwall.”

Malcolm continued, “In addition, holidaymakers who come to stay on the resort get a truly five-star experience with the facilities on hand. The resort is located in a fantastic spot, in the Cornish countryside, tucked away enough for a blissful retreat, accessible for adventurers, yet offering tranquillity for travellers exploring Cornwall in all seasons.” 

Exacerbated by the pandemic, Cornwall has seen a rising problem with landlords choosing to migrate from the private rented sector towards the more lucrative short-term holiday letting which has led to problems for many long-term tenants. Naturally this has had a knock-on effect for businesses and employers in recruiting and retaining staff. Developments such as The Meadows and The Hillside at Retallack Resort & Spa are a great solution to this much debated ‘perfect storm’ of housing issues as UK staycations continue to boom. In addition, these help create year-round employment.

Sitting pretty on the hillside within the lush, green, lake-filled landscape, these timelessly stylish boutique-barns, some complete with floor to ceiling glass frontage and others with glazing panels that draw the outside in, will provide an elevated level of holiday retreats for guest, holiday homeowners and investors.

A holiday home investment can provide a lucrative return with Aria Resorts, as well as significant lifestyle benefits. Qualifying investors can opt for a fixed return of 7% over a period of three to five years.  Under this agreement all additional fees are included, and owners are invited to make use of the holiday for two weeks during the off-peak season.  Alternatively, they can enter into a flexible sublet programme allowing for greater personal use and variable returns. Of the current property owners in The Meadows development, approximately 70% are investor purchasers and 30% are on Aria’s sublet scheme.

Comprising 23 four-beds, 17 three-beds and 27 two-beds, the first of the Hillside’s boutique barns are due to be completed in Spring 2022 but all properties are available to buy off plan now for the following prices:

  • Two-bed from £295k
  • Three-bed from £395k
  • Four-bed from £525k

Retallack Resort & Spa is set on 150 verdant Cornish acres and is the ultimate Cornish location. Nestled in the core of the county, and yet it’s just minutes away from some of the most stunning beaches and clifftops in the country. Not far from the UK’s fastest growing airport, Cornwall Airport Newquay, it is also close to the some of the UK’s very best bars, restaurants, and attractions.

Blending architectural design and zeitgeist interiors styling with sophistication, all barns have a calming and relaxing aesthetic, decorated in soft palettes, natural textures and soft lighting. The architectural design ensures that plentiful light shines in throughout the year and the location, perched right on the hillside means that the boutique barns provide the ultimate escapism for all, with lots to explore and enjoy.

The two, three and four-bedroom boutique barns all have open plan dining and living areas, providing ample breathing space and playful or lounging areas which are brought together with earthy combinations blended with natural carpets and soft furnishings. The calming design aesthetic fuses together the interior with the breath-taking scenery outside.

Encaustic patterned tiles add a splash of colour and a playful style to the bathroom, with enough space to welcome wet sandy feet. Sliding doors open up onto sun drenched terraces, and stunning views, welcoming barefoot adventurers looking to rest in the fresh Cornish breeze.

Sales and Operations Director at Aria Resorts, Paul Nicol said, “Post-lockdown holiday property sales have risen drastically here at Aria Resorts, by some 68% (in terms of numbers of sales). Even prior to Covid-19, the indicators were that more people were favouring a UK holiday for at least one of their annual trips. And as a result, popular seaside resorts are experiencing a surge in investment property purchasing, as smart investors see the benefits of this to both their bank balance and lifestyles. An investment in one of our new boutique barns at Retallack Resort & Spa, offers an optional fixed return of 7%, and we take care of all the marketing and management requirements so there is a never a worry. For those who choose to make such an investment at this time, this is a fantastic financial and lifestyle opportunity.”

Paul continued, “The previous phases of our boutique barns at Retallack Resort & Spa sold out incredibly quickly with investors now reaping the rewards and benefits of such ownership. We have been sold out of the lower price points for some time now, so the release of more two beds should be attractive. Due to an anticipated high demand, these are expected to sell swiftly so we would advise buyers to act fast.”

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