This design was formulated with the agricultural nature of the surrounding landscape in mind and incorporated a green sedum roof over a timber frame construction finished in a mix of timber and copper cladding.
The name is believed to derive from the Cornish word besow meaning birch trees.
Bissoe lies on the Coast to Coast Trail long-distance footpath and cycle trail. The trail is 11 miles (17.5 km) long and links the interior of west Cornwall to the harbour of Portreath on the north coast and the former port of Devoran in the south. The trail follows the course of now-disused railways formerly used to carry imported coal and extracted minerals for export. Bissoe Valley Nature Reserve lies to the south of the hamlet.