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A new life for Castle Minor


CSA Architects have secured planning consent for a spectacular new dwelling at Tintagel.

Now derelict, Castle Minor was owned for ten years by actress Kate Winslet after which it was gutted by fire last year.

Inspired by the culture and myths of this fabled area, CSA have incorporated stone buttresses which appear to emerge from the landscape.

Similar to a small Iron Age settlement, the curve of the building will create a protected ‘keep’ at the centre of the home. In playful reference to the fabled Tintagel Castle opposite, the new design also includes a moat and drawbridge.

The site, off Atlantic Road, is a level plateau next to a quarry face.  The hill is steep so CSA have embedded the tiered house into its landscape.  This makes it feel protected but also gives the opportunity to include numerous terraces from which to enjoy spectacular views of the coastline.

Sustainability is addressed through a number of key features such as a green roof grown from local species of flora and the use of local materials.

Work is due to begin on the site later this year.