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New homes and community contributions coming to Mabe Burnthouse

October 5, 2023 | News

Independent West Country housebuilder Devonshire Homes is set to bring new homes to Mabe Burnthouse and contribute to the community under its S106 agreements, following the completion of the firm’s purchase of land off Antron Hill.

Named Hornblower Heights, the 3.7 acre development overlooks the historic market town of Penryn and will bring 30 much-needed new build homes to the area. Offering homes for all types of buyers, Devonshire Homes will bring two, three and four bedroom detached houses and bungalows to Mabe Burnthouse alongside two and three bedroom affordable homes.

Located near the harbour town of Falmouth, Hornblower Heights will provide future homeowners with easy access to the A39 and A394, offering connections to Devon and South Cornwall.

As part of its S106 agreements, Devonshire Homes will be making contributions to the local community. This will include £57,456 towards local education and a Special Areas of Conservation contribution of £4,800. Space will also be provided for a LAP (Local Area of Play) and an off-site POS (Public Open Space) contribution will be made of £20,172.

Construction on the stylish and energy efficient homes at Hornblower Heights is planned to start this winter with the first occupations expected in summer 2024.

House styles have been carefully designed to blend into the surrounding environment and compliment the rest of the village. Mabe offers handy local amenities including a Post Office, The New Inn pub, community hall, Primary School, and nursery. A short distance away in Penryn, residents have access to an Asda superstore, restaurants, cafes, and sports clubs in addition to schooling for all ages. The University of Exeter Penryn campus is located off the A39, Penryn College offers secondary education and close by is Penryn Primary Academy.

Angus Cook, Managing Director at Devonshire Homes, commented: “We are pleased to announce that we have completed on land off Antron Hill in Mabe Burnthouse, and will be delivering much-needed new homes to the community. Hornblower Heights will offer a range of homes for all types of buyers so whether you are a first time buyer or existing homeowner, there will be a house style to suit you.”

Angus continued: “Mabe Burnthouse is a new location for Devonshire Homes, but we certainly aren’t new to Cornwall. Our current schemes include Gwallon Keas in St Austell and Five Lanes Close in Altarnun, both of which have proven popular with house hunters looking for a high-quality new build home from a reputable housebuilder. We also have other new home sites in the pipeline including a planning application to bring a collection of energy efficient new homes to Penzance.

“The scheme will be delivered within our Regional Partner status with HGP (Housing Growth Partnership) and funding from Close Brothers Banking.”

To register your interest in the new homes at Hornblower Heights, email

The Devonshire Homes team has over 30 years of experience in building new homes and communities across the West Country with current developments including: Gwallon Keas, St. Austell; Five Lanes Close, Altarnun; The Grange, Bideford; Applegate Park, Kingsbridge; Longston Cross, Bovey Tracey; Sun Houses, Yelland; Chilla Junction, Halwill Junction; Dancing Green, Wincanton and Mariner’s Haven, Ilfracombe.

To find out more about Devonshire Homes, visit