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YOU OPEN YOUR EYES IN A COSY, TRANQUIL BEDROOM. YOU’VE SLEPT SOUNDLY, FAR FROM THE NOISE OF THE OUTSIDE WORLD. STRETCHING SLIGHTLY, YOU GET OUT OF BED, PAD ACROSS THE FLOOR TO THE WINDOW AND SWEEP BACK THE CURTAIN...


THE ROOM FLOODS WITH THE SANDY GLOW OF ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL NEWQUAY DAY. TO YOUR LEFT, THE TOWN IS ALREADY ALIVE WITH ACTIVITY; A DOG BARKS SILENTLY AS IT CARVES CRAZY PATTERNS IN THE SAND AROUND AN EARLY MORNING JOGGER; BRIGHT SUNLIGHT SPARKLES OFF THE WAVE足TOPS ROLLING GENTLY INTO TOWAN BEACH.


ABOVE YOUR HEAD, THAT SAME SUNLIGHT IS BEING CONVERTED INTO THE ELECTRICITY YOU NEED TO HEAT AND LIGHT YOUR HOME; ANY EXCESS WILL BE SOLD AUTOMATICALLY TO THE NATIONAL GRID. NOT THAT YOU NEEDED ANOTHER REASON TO SMILE AFTER WAKING UP TO A VIEW LIKE THIS. ONE DAY, ALL HOMES WILL BE BUILT LIKE THIS. FOR NOW, THERE’S ISLAND REACH.


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WE’RE TOM CARR AND RICHARD PEARCE. WE WANTED TO CHANGE THE WAY PEOPLE THINK ABOUT SUSTAINABLE PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT, SO WE RECRUITED A DIVERSE GROUP OF BRIGHT, AMBITIOUS PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO LITERALLY BUILD A BETTER WORLD. WE CALL OURSELVES VERTO DEVELOPMENTS. To live sustainably at planet Earth’s current rate of consumption, we’d need five planet Earths. We don’t have five planet Earths, so we need to consume less. It’s not rocket science, it’s common sense. That’s why we only build NET ZERO homes. They represent a new way of living, employing state-of-the-art micro-generation technology, low water usage, total insulation and highly efficient centralised heating and lighting systems. In other words, they generate more energy than they use. It’s not rocket science - well, actually, some of it used to be - it’s common sense. One day, all homes will be built like this. For now, there’s Verto.

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Situated on the northern shore of Cornwall, Newquay has the doubleedged advantage of being far enough away from the centre of Britain to feel like an escape, while being close enough for a quick weekend surf-break. Newquay is a 4 hour drive from London along the convenient M4/M5/ A30 route, but if you prefer to put your feet up, there are alternatives. Newquay Railway Station is only a ten-minute walk from your front door, and Newquay Cornwall Airport, with regular flights to London Gatwick, just a ten-minute drive.


YOU’LL DEFINITELY ENJOY NEWQUAY. IF YOU’RE NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE TOWN ALREADY, IT’S SAFE TO SAY YOU’LL FIND SOMETHING TO LOVE ABOUT IT. FROM VIBRANT NIGHTLIFE TO BEAUTIFUL BEACH LIFE, THERE’S A LIFESTYLE TO SUIT ALL TASTES. HIGH CLASS RESTAURANTS RUB SHOULDERS WITH TRADITIONAL PUBS, AND WHETHER YOU PREFER MESSING ABOUT IN BOATS, CLAMBERING AROUND ON CLIFFS OR CATCHING THE LAST WAVE HOME BEFORE SUNSET, YOU’LL BE AT HOME HERE.


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IN HARMONY You’ll be living in true harmony with the planet in your Island Reach home, but the most beautiful thing about harmony is that you’re never alone. Cornwall is one of the greenest-minded places in the UK, so if you’re in search of like minds, you’ll like these.

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If your to­do list for the day includes 1) wonderful food, 2) complete relaxation and 3) heavenly spa treatments, head to The Scarlet. It’s the area’s foremost eco­friendly spa, restaurant and hotel and caters to people who care about their environmental impact but don’t believe that rules out a little luxury from time to time.

One of the most inspirational and educational projects in Britain, let alone Cornwall, the Eden Project is a beautiful reminder of the importance to our world of biodiversity and natural balance. Their conservation research also earns them the much­coveted Verto Two Thumbs Up!


SAVING MOTHER NATURE IS AT THE TOP OF OUR PRIORITY LIST, BUT SO IS GETTING OUTSIDE AND ENJOYING IT.


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CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE Newquay offers an incredible array of activities for thrill seekers of all kinds. Whatever floats your boat ­from the sight of a little white ball bouncing down a fairway, to the thrill of catching a big roller all the way back to the beach, to... well, boating ­Newquay’s got it all.


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CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE 1. THE MINNACK THEATRE

2. BARBARA HEPWORTH MUSEUM

It’s an hour down the A30, but the incredible Minack Theatre carved into the cliffs near Land’s End is worth the trip. Remarkably, it’s the work of one extraordinary and dedicated woman (it’s a fascinating story ­Google it) and worth seeing in its own right, but catch a play there and you’re in for a rare treat.

Celebrated English Sculptor Barbara Hepworth lived, worked and died here, and the museum preserves all aspects of her life. You could almost believe she’s just popped out for the day, so faithful is the preservation.

3. LANHYDROCK HOUSE AND GARDEN

4. POLMARTIN RIDING EQUESTRIAN SITE

This beautiful National Trust house and gardens makes for a great day out for history buffs, families and Downton Abbey fans alike. You’ll come away using words like “magnificent” and “spectacular” a lot more often, either way.

People travel from far and wide to ride at Polmartin, such is its reputation. The horses are happy, the people who work there are happy and, after a wonderful day’s riding and all things horse, you’ll be happy too.


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CORNWALL IS SOMETHING OF A BADLY KEPT SECRET AMONG FOOD­LOVERS. THE LOCAL PRODUCE IS PHENOMENAL AND THE CHEFS AREN’T HALF-­BAD EITHER, WITH RICK STEIN AND JAMIE OLIVER JUST TWO OF THE MICHELIN­STARRED KITCHEN STARS WHO HAVE A RESTAURANT IN THE AREA.


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JAMIE OLIVER'S FIFTEEN The crusading chef ’s apprentice­-driven restaurant idea comes to Cornwall. Fantastic, reasonably priced food and wonderfully attentive staff have made Fifteen a favourite for many years. Our tip: don’t drive, because the cocktails shouldn’t be missed.


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BEAUCLIFFES Situated in the Porth Veor Manor Hotel with breath­taking views of the sea, Beaucliffes receives constant rave reviews for its locally sourced, seasonal menu and it’s warm, friendly staff. This is how British food should be done.


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LEWINNICK LODGE The view from here is almost as good as the one from your bedroom, but someone else makes you a delicious Cornish breakfast! Ut volorib eratur, si officienis sitas aut aborpor poreribusam nimi, que eicid qui resed quamus dolut quati cor reprae nobis dipietusdae exces voloris ersperc ipienti utem eumquatur aut pe optatati coreicto dolorem essuntiuntio dolorepraere culluptaqui consequam aped ese sint eos vollab is et


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THERE'S PLENTY TO ENJOY At Island Reach, you’re perfectly placed to enjoy the best that Newquay has to offer, just a short walk from the beaches and waterfront bars and a slightly longer walk (or short bike ride) from the rest of the town’s attractions.

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ANOTHER TITLE A SHORT INTRO INTO THIS At verum haruptam estis dolorum asi tem accum ese secaborro quatem aspient iandae voleceprae. Dant fugitia sinihil iatquae si 1. SOLAR ROOF Our homes don’t have big, clunky solar panels screwed to their roofs ­ the solar panels ARE the roof, creating beautiful loft spaces dappled with natural light that generate more than enough power to supply the home with power, heat and light.

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3. MECHANICAL VENTILATION AND HEAT RECOVERY

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Even the best insulated homes need ventilation, so our Net Zero homes are equipped with an ingenious integrated heat recovery system that extracts 90% of the heat from air leaving the house and uses it to preheat air coming in from outside to the Air­Source Heat Pumps. The system also channels air heated by the sun in the solar loft throughout the house for an even distribution of warmth.

All our homes are equipped with state­-of­-the-­art, thermostatically controlled Air Source Heat Pumps fed by pre­heated air directly from the MVHR system. The system works in concert with the highly efficient underfloor heating to maintain a constant indoor climate whatever the outdoor climate.

All appliances and electronics throughout our Net Zero homes are chosen for their efficiency and eco­ credentials. We install only LED and low­energy lighting, A++ white goods and kitchen appliances and all homes come with an energy­usage dashboard that allows you to see exactly how much energy your home is using.

2. TOTAL INSULATION Windows are triple­glazed, rooms are air­tight, and walls, floors and ceilings are constructed of heavy, high­density wood and other materials to create a large thermal mass for improved retention of heat.


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them NET ZERO homes. They’re the brainchild of acclaimed sustainability architect Bill Dunster OBE. Over the decades, his philosophy has seen him win numerous awards for his green designs and he’s changed the way people think about home building. Using these sustainable building methods and materials, we’ve ensured Island Reach has a net carbon footprint of zero. And with our state­of­the­art micro­ generation technology, low­ water usage, total insulation and highly efficient centralised heating and lighting systems, we guarantee that, over the course of the year, your home will generate more electricity than you use to heat and light it ­and you can take that to the bank (quite literally, by selling the excess energy to the National Grid).

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THE VERTO PHILOSOPHY IT WOULD BE NO EXAGGERATION TO SAY THAT OUR AMBITION IS TO CHANGE THE WAY PEOPLE LIVE. OR, MORE SPECIFICALLY, CHANGE THE HOMES WE LIVE IN. That’s because the world we live in today is not the same as the one we were born into. And it’s not the same as the one we’ll grow old in either. Nobody knows for sure what tomorrow will look like, but we can make educated guesses about the natural and man­made forces that will shape it. And one thing we do know for sure: if you’re failing to plan for a future in which everything’s different, you’re planning to fail. Shelter is a basic human need ­ everyone needs a place to call home. Which is why if you’re

looking to reduce people’s carbon emissions, their homes are a great place to start, especially when you consider that 27% of the UK’s carbon emissions come from the residential sector. Net Zero homes are an opportunity to reduce people’s carbon footprint without forcing them to change their behaviour. Many people talk about building a better world, but not many mean it as literally as we do. We hope you’ll be a part of our revolution.

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