The hamlet in which the plot sits is some 4 miles south of Bude and about one mile from the coast. The hamlet has a medieval church and Grade 1 Listed church house, now used as a meeting place for community activities. There are three beaches nearby, including Widemouth Bay, which has a long, wide sandy beach and there is also a local cinema. Bude, Cornwall’s most northern town. is a coastal resort with a stunning coastline, which includes Sandymouth Beach, owned by the National Trust with spectacular cliffs and rock formations as well as a sandy beach. Bude Sea Pool, which sits under the cliffs at Summerleaze Downs, is an unrestricted and free Lido first opened in the 1930’s. Bude is also popular with surfers. Sporting amenities include a golf club, cricket, rugby and football clubs. Aside from tourism, GCHQ Bude is a major employer. The nearest railway station is at Gunnislake, which runs a regular service to London Paddington. There is also a rail-link coach that runs from Bude to Exeter St. Davids. The town centre has many independent shops, art galleries, antique shops, vintage fashion and surfing outlets as well as bars, cafes and restaurants. National retailers such as Saltrock and Fat Face are also in the town. Local supermarkets include Sainsburys and Morrisons. Secondary education is provided at Budehaven Community School, rated as Good by Ofsted. There are various local primary schools and independent education is offered at St. Petroc’s school in Bude and at Shebbear College in Beaworthy.