Finding solace in Brittany’s premier verdant escapes

Finding solace in Brittany’s premier verdant escapes

/ 03:30 PM July 11, 2023

Written by: Amy R. Remo

Amid a renewed focus on health and well-being, many are now leaving cities for literally “greener pastures”.

Even if it’s just for a few days or a weekend, many would flock to the more verdant landscapes outside the metro to seek solace in nature’s embrace. As scores of studies have shown, nature has a calming effect that many, particularly city residents, yearn for. The sights, sounds, and feel of nature have proven to help reduce stress, boost your mood, as well as improve your physical health and overall quality of life.

Pievana is poised to provide a sprawling haven for wellness with overlooking views of Mt. Makiling, Mt. Malarayat, and Mt. Banahaw

This is why some have gone to the extent of finding a home in nature-inspired communities. After all, who could resist the allure of living amid the wonders of nature?

Nature-inspired destinations

Brittany Corp., the luxury residential and leisure arm of Vista Land & Lifescapes Inc., gives you that opportunity to live in a nature-inspired home, where you get to savor fresh air, engage in outdoor activities, and find solace in the beauty of the natural world.


Crosswinds is Brittany’s 100-hectare Swiss-inspired development that lets you bask in the open skies, trails, and fresh air and revel in an exclusive sanctuary that blends nature with modern conveniences.

Through its collection of modern, upscale themed communities that also draw inspiration from some of the most beautiful cities abroad, Brittany offers discerning investors and homebuyers a sanctuary that inspires balance, serenity, and a deeper appreciation for nature. One of the best examples of such destinations include Forresta, located in Villar City, Alabang; Pievana in Sto. Tomas, Batangas; and Crosswinds in Tagaytay City.

City of a million trees

A lush, luxurious “city in the forest” is poised to become one of the few green lungs of the metro.

Forresta, a 118-ha mixed-use estate rising in Alabang, will soon be home not only to condominiums, exclusive lots, offices, and modern hubs, but also to a million trees, spread across this vast community. It will be a magnificent showcase of how nature, architecture and technology can be seamlessly integrated.

Set within natural terrain in the heart of Santo Tomas, Batangas is Pievana, Brittany’s 25-hectare development that offers more than just the luxury of space.

The first district to be developed will comprise 19 ha, where Brittany’s first ultra-luxury residential development in Villar Land will rise. Discerning investors and homebuyers can choose from lots ranging from 857 sqm to 1,461 sqm. There will only be five lots per hectare—thus, ensuring a certain level of exclusivity and privacy in one’s nature retreat.

Future residents can look forward to a meaningful living experience with Forresta’s thoughtfully designed eco-smart homes and residential buildings, energy-efficient lighting solutions within the community, the availability of a seamless internet fiber connection, and a 24/7 secure and fully electric perimeter fence with RFID subdivision gates.

True nature retreat

In Sto. Tomas, Batangas, Brittany is creating a sprawling haven for wellness, where future residents can embrace a holistic lifestyle surrounded by lush greenery and natural elements.

Pievana is a 25-ha premium leisure estate that will soon become your own nature retreat, where you not only get to indulge the perks of living alongside nature, but also enjoy modern creature comforts. This upscale development will be home to mid-rise condominiums and residential lots, villas and spas, unique retail concepts, and modern lifestyle centers to be complemented by lush gardens, courtyards, and spectacular views of Mt. Makiling, Mt. Malarayat, and Mt. Banahaw. It’s worth noting as well that about 70 percent of the estate’s total land area is dedicated to open spaces and greenscapes.


Elegance, exclusivity, and nature will undoubtedly define Forresta’s residential offerings, which are envisioned to become one of the most prominent addresses reserved for the affluent few.

You can opt to go for lots, where you can build your dream home amid stunning, panoramic mountain views. The community will only have eight lots per hectare thus assuring your privacy. On offer are spacious lots ranging from 600 sqm to 1,200 sqm, which will come with privileges to use the central amenity area with its gym, spa, relaxation rooms, and entertainment areas.

Complementing the residences are recreational spaces for active and passive pursuits; a 5-ha commercial area featuring shops and dining concepts; as well as a 3-ha leisure development for spas and villas, events places, as well as flower gardens.

In nature’s embrace

Crosswinds, a 100-ha Swiss-inspired destination in Tagaytay City, will undoubtedly put you right into nature’s embrace.

This beautiful enclave south of Manila gives you beautiful themed neighborhoods surrounded by some 35,000 towering pine trees comprising the lush forests in the area.


Crosswinds also features unique restaurant concepts, with designs that blend into the natural scenery, beautifully curated and thought – fully created.

Invest in the 24-ha Lausanne, which offers a limited collection of prime residential lots that boast of panoramic views of Tagaytay, Laguna de Bay, and metro skyline or in the 2.8-ha Alpine Villas, comprising of mid-rise towers namely Bernese, Blanc, Brienz, Biel and Basel. Swiss-chalet style homes and exclusive communities such as The Swiss Quadrilles and Deux Pointe, alongside The Grand Quartier also form part of this exclusive enclave.

Immerse yourself in nature with Crosswinds’ generous open spaces, pocket gardens and trails; central amenity area that features a swimming pool, jogging path, biking trail, and picnic areas; and the upcoming strawberry farm and sunflower field. You can also indulge in its selection of unique restaurant concepts including Dear Joe, Windmill at Lausanne, Café Yama, Joe’s Tavern, and Andersen’s Bakery, as well as Cafe Voila, Ruined Project?, Coffee Project, and Napa.

New luxury leisure developments

Beside these premium projects, Brittany offers a fine selection of homes, condominiums, and lot-only properties in excellent locations such as Bern in Baguio, Pontevedra Estate in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, and Portofino in Villar City, Alabang.

Enticing as all these may be, you can look forward to more exciting developments soon as Brittany is poised to launch a series of leisure developments, all set to become luxurious lifestyle destinations. Here, Brittany is creating modern, serene spaces that beckon to the privileged few who aspire for a life amid the beauty and bounty of nature.


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