There are those who assert that people just move to Cornwall, almost for the sake of it. But in reality people move because there is a whole network of actors who encourage people to move, as the example below from a property search agent illustrates. The example is a good one – you build more houses as in Hayle and then advertise them to people who might want to move and hey bingo, they move!
Building houses attracts people to Cornwall!
If you really want to get a lot of property for your money in an area that’s on the up, my top tips are Hayle and Newlyn. Hayle because it has always been the poor relation to St. Ives and there is a big regeneration going on, with new marine-side houses and apartments in the pipeline and close to fabulous beaches.
If it’s a holiday home you’re looking for but you plan to move down eventually, don’t try to buy something that works in both scenarios. For example, you may want a big garden in your forever home but in your holiday home, a large garden requires lots of maintenance you won’t be here to do.
You can either sell your holiday home and add the value to your permanent home or keep it for income in your retirement.