Cornwall is crammed full of exciting investment opportunities. It is one of the most diverse counties in the UK when it comes to scenery, offering a wide range of settings for people of all dispositions to enjoy.
Because of that diversity, however, it can be hard for people to navigate the many different opportunities out there sometimes. We’ve spoken to plenty of individuals who love the idea of investing in Cornwall, but don’t know where to begin.
Thankfully, we’ve become experts in pointing people in the right direction over the years. We know Cornwall like the backs of our hands, and love nothing more than sharing our Cornish life + style with others.
For those of you who’d like a snapshot, though, into the areas of Cornwall we can offer investment properties in, we’ve put together a highlights package below…
Most people are familiar with Newquay, at least in principle. Known best for its surfing opportunities and vibrant lifestyle, it’s extremely popular with anyone looking for a beach break.
Any surfing enthusiast from the south west will undoubtedly have spent many a long day on the beach, riding waves until the sun dropped beyond the horizon. Located on the north coast of Cornwall, Newquay’s sandy beaches and its natural Atlantic wave machine make it one of the best spots in the UK for surfing. Tolcarne, Newquay Harbour Wall, Lusty Gaze, and many more beaches offer an array of exciting opportunities for surfers of all abilities, making it a popular destination year on year.
With so many people eager to visit Newquay time and time again, it’s a perfect location to invest in property. Anyone looking to buy to let can bank on their property being in popular demand, while it’s a great place to live for those looking to sample the surfer lifestyle.
Truro, the county’s only city, offers a veritable melting pot of Cornish culture for visitors. With attractions from a host of restaurants, theatres and cinemas to the streets’ architectural delights, a simple stroll down the high street is enough to pull you in just about every direction – fitting, for a city set in the very heart of the county.
Speaking of restaurants, Truro has garnered a reputation as one of Cornwall’s most loved spots by foodies. With a wide range of options from gastro pubs and grills to top-quality Italians and the more adventurous Chorley’s, the city is becoming more and more vibrant with each passing year.
It is partly for that reason, and partly because Truro is Cornwall’s most central settlement, that the city offers so much to potential investors. Newquay Airport is around 40 minutes away, with every train from Paddington stopping there; neither the north or south coasts are any further away than 12 miles, meaning those in Truro don’t have to sacrifice the coastal allure of Cornwall in favour of living so centrally.
Charlestown is an industrial gem to the west of Polpero and Fowey. Set against a pristine backdrop of stunning tall ships and a fully intact Georgian working port, Charlestown offers its visitors a window into nineteenth-century Cornwall.
Defined today by a host of picturesque period properties, it has become a hugely popular location for film and TV crews. The aforementioned Poldark is perhaps the best known example of this popularity from recent years, while Hornblower, Doctor Who, The Three Musketeers, and many more also put the surroundings to good use.
As a result, Charlestown has turned into an extremely popular investment spot. It is popular enough to draw people to the area or those looking to buy to let, but still unspoiled enough that it’s a wonderful place to spend your days if you’re looking for somewhere to spend a large portion of the year.
With so many directors having chosen Charlestown already, there’s no telling when the next big-screen hit will be. Should something land on the big screen in the next 5-10 years, expect property values to soar once again.
Take a look at The Nest if Charlestown sounds like your ideal investment opportunity…
Seaton – not to be confused with the coastal town in Devon – is one of Cornwall’s hidden gems. While headliners like Newquay tend to attract more attention, some of the best investment opportunities can be found in the lesser-known corners of the county.
This charming village sits just along the coast from Looe, and is surrounded by rolling countryside to three of its four sides. Frequently described as the gateway to the country, it offers residents and visitors alike the opportunity to take their pick; experience and immerse yourself in Cornwall, but retain contact with the rest of England’s south while you’re doing it.
Our contribution to Seaton is the stunning Southshore, boasting a boutique development of 10 four-bedroom houses…
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Stephens + Stephens’ stunning portfolio is packed full of exciting investment opportunities, and there will be more on the way before long.
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