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Located at the end of Bude canal this new stunning building provides a welcome rest for walkers and cyclists using the nearby cycle route.
The two mile walk from Bude, inland from the North Cornish coast, to the Whalesborough tea rooms has been a popular activity for many years and now with a new building, located in a more prominent position, should provide facilities to passers-by from the adjacent A39 known as the ‘Atlantic Highway’.
The new building brings together an interpretation centre and tea room that nestles into the side of a steep hill on the edge of a newly created lake.
The building offers long distant views down the valley towards Bude in the far distance. Visitors will be able to sit and enjoy the views and surrounding landscaped grounds before heading off on many of the nearby walks.
The building is clad using cedar weatherboarding and has a low profile zinc roof which gentle rises towards the views beyond. The front elevation has a long stretch of full height windows that open onto a raised deck which cantilevers out over the lake.
The scheme offers a contemporary solution that respects the sensitivity of the rural landscape.