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The Top Spots to Buy a Holiday Home in Cornwall in 2020

20th March 2020

It's no secret that Cornwall is rapidly becoming the UK's premier spot for summer retreats. The soaring popularity of staycations in the UK, as well as the growing appeal of Cornwall thanks to a number of hit TV shows that have drawn international attention to the region have meant that the number of people looking to buy a holiday home here has skyrocketed in recent years.

Whether you live nearby or are new to Cornwall, it helps to know where the best place to buy is. Cornwall's property market is as diverse as the scenery, with cozy country cottages and glamorous beachside mansions all jostling for space on this crowded peninsula. Here are the top spots to buy a holiday home in Cornwall in 2020.


1. St Ives

St Ives is the cultural and economic heart of Cornwall, somewhere that is instantly recognizable as a place that embodies everything we love about British seaside culture. If you're a culture vulture when it comes to vacations, then St Ives has everything you're looking for. The award-winning Tate St Ives, an offshoot of the famous London gallery, is just a few minutes from the centre of town. The artistic roots of St Ives go back to the days of Turner, Henry Moore, and Virginia Woolf, all of whom have left their creative mark on the place. Average prices for a three-bedroom house start at around £407,000, with the most common types of properties being flats, townhouses, and terraced cottages.

2. Fowey

The upmarket enclave is located just a stone's throw away from the economic hub of Falmouth. Despite the surrounding area being an officially designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Fowey is still a functioning port, which means you will cross paths with people from all walks of life when you're not perusing designer boutiques and luxury tea rooms. Prices are among the highest in the region here, starting at around £440,000. This means that it helps to shop around for the best mortgage rate before choosing a provider. You can follow in the footsteps of countless other holiday house-hunters and use a free online mortgage advisor service like Trussle to save hundreds of pounds a month on your mortgage, leaving plenty of cash left over for all of the fine dining Fowey has to offer.

3. St Agnes

If you'd rather have some peace and quiet during your summer getaway, it doesn't get much more serene than St Agnes. This tiny village is surrounded by windswept flatlands and dramatic cliffs on all sides, as well as imposing industrial mining ruins from 18th and 19th centuries. Despite being sparsely populated and somewhat isolated, St. Agnes village has a fishmonger, a butcher's, greengrocers, and even an organic food shop. Prices in this region are a little lower than the average, with cottages going for as little £260,000, giving you more bang for your buck. Larger family homes, complete with an acre or two of land will typically go for around £650,000.

If you're looking for a Cornish retreat in 2020, these are the places to buy. The property market is white-hot in Cornwall right now, so make sure to shop around and find the best deals while you can.

Posted by Mark at 12:52pm

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