Wycliffe Estates Ltd started a new development in Mitchell Village adjacent to the A30 near Truro in Cornwall in 2007, completing in the following year at the Easter of 2008. The terrace of four cottages was designed to use natural materials throughout including wood windows, granite lintels and slate roof, along with stone walls and Cornish hedges to the boundaries, so that it blended immediately into its traditional countryside setting in this historical village that was once on the main thoroughfare through Cornwall before it was bypassed with the current A30.
The cottages sit in what was historically the gardens of the Pillars Hotel which was a stagecoach inn before the advent of the motor car, and where the adjacent driveway Pillars Close gets its name. The original building of the Pillars Hotel is still standing adjacent to this site, which is now a privately owned residential dwelling.
These cottages and associated parking have now successfully blended in to the village and surrounding area, they are highly thought of by their residents and respected by the planning team involved in their delivery.