The Cornish Lifestyle
Cornwall is a true outdoor county.
The Atlantic coast of Cornwall offers an abundance of surfing and other watersports. The Southern coast of Cornwall is equally renowned for the quality of sailing.
Cornwall is a county to choose if you want to live here, or indeed own a holiday property. For most, it’s outside of regular commuter reach, and this lends a very different feel to the lifestyle.
Cornwall has a wealth of stunning coastal scenery and property. The county is heavily dependent on tourism with 24% of the county’s GDP coming from the holiday industry. Some particularly popular villages experience a huge population increase in Summer.
The Best Places To Live In Cornwall
- Carrick Roads, creeks and coves, River Fal
- Helford river
- Padstow, Rock, Port Isaac
- Newquay is suitable for buying rental property
- St. Mawes
- Truro & Falmouth
Clearly, what counts as the best place to live depends upon your own personal priorities and objectives.
Cornish Beach & Coastal Property
Cornwall’s geography, out on a limb as it is, means that you’re never too far away from beach and spectacular coastline. With an abundant tourist industry, you may want to avoid hot spots which get overcrowded in Summer and then become ghost towns in winter.
The coastline offers plenty from long, sandy beaches to secluded creeks and tidal coves.
The tremendous choice in property reflects the popularity of the destination, including magnificent country estates, stunning contemporary beach houses down to tiny, picture perfect fishermen’s cottages.
Waterside property isn’t just limited to coastal stretches.
Some of the most sought after waterside property populates the banks of tidal inlets, creeks and coves, such as the Helford river, river Fal and Carrick Roads.
There a fewer independent schools in Cornwall than in Devon and Somerset.
Plymouth university has a big campus in Falmouth.
– London Paddington – Penzance, 5.5 hours approx.
– London Paddington – Newquay, 5.25 hours approx.
– London Paddington – Falmouth, 6 hours approx.
There are up to 3 flights daily from Newquay to London Gatwick. Newquay has a summer schedule of flights to European cities.
Motorways extend as far as Exeter, beyond which a network of A and B roads serve the county.
Holiday and Investment Property
A diverse range of holiday and investment property is available. In some places up to 90% of properties re holiday homes.
Rental potential is high because of a successful tourist industry which makes for 24% of the county’s GDP and supports 1 in 5 jobs.
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We can help you find the right property, working solely on your behalf throughout the whole process of buying property in Cornwall.
Call us on 01392 433 554 to find out more.