Shell Cove

This community for people aged 55 and over is sited on a magnificent cliff-top with dramatic, sweeping sea views. The development takes advantage of the coastal setting and encourages independent living for older people.

Client: PegasusLife
Construction Value: TBC
Completion: Due 2018
Location: Devon

2016 Housing Design Awards (shortlisted)

The development offers three different characters of home, each with its own attractions and response to its local landscape and coastal setting.


At the heart of the community, twin blocks housing spacious 2 bed apartments command views in all directions, each with a large sea-facing balcony. The pink brickwork of these bold, rock-like forms reflect the characteristic colour of the cliffs below.

The nearby summerhouse accommodates a communal lounge with kitchen facilities and guest suite, set among the mature trees and landscaped lawns.


Lining the street and nestled amongst trees are smaller 1, 2 and 3 bed cottages. Built of wood and stone, they draw inspiration from local traditional buildings.


All homes are designed to meet Lifetime Homes standards and accommodate changing needs during later life. Small touches, such as a seat within the front porch, enrich everyday routines and improve wellbeing. First floor living areas take advantage of the uninterrupted sea views.