Why buy a holiday home in Cornwall in 2016?
13 May 2016
Cornwall is the holiday home hotspot of England and Wales, but if you’re wondering what gives it the X-factor for buying a luxury lodge then here are five reasons why:1. Location, location, location
Cornwall is the most popular place for holiday homes in the country, according to a recent survey by Direct Line.
It has some of the most picture postcard scenery in the country, it’s the most south-westerly county of England, and has a 300 mile coastline along with unspoiled and spectacular countryside in bucket loads. Need more read along.
Peter Olivey, Resident Partner at Cole, Rayment & White Estate Agents, Padstow, commented: “Cornwall ticks a number of important boxes for second home owners with its coastal location and abundance of activities. It’s a true holiday haven without the hassle or cost of going abroad. The local property market here is competitive but with a number of new developments springing up and mortgage rates much lower than they have been, there’s still plenty of opportunity for prospective buyers."2. Award winning beaches
Cornwall has 300+ beaches with many of them award winning including Fistral beach and Porth Beach.
Fistral Beach and Porth Beach came sixth and eighteenth respectively in the annual Tripadvisor Choice Awards, and have been ranked as some of the best in the UK, helping to place Cornwall as the county with the most winning beaches.
Other beaches in Cornwall highlighted in the awards were Porthmeor Beach, fifth best in the UK, Porthminster Beach ranked seventh and Porthgwidden Beach ranked as sixteenth in St Ives.
The Travellers' Choice Beaches Award-winners were determined based on the quality and quantity of traveller reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor gathered over a year.3. Bring on the sunshine
Let’s be honest, sunshine is the number one thing we want on holiday and Cornwall won’t disappoint (well most of the time). In fact it has over 1,500 hours of sunshine per year and from May to July it averages 7 hours of sunshine a day.4. Something for everyone
Hidden beaches, wild swimming pools, family beaches, buggy friendly walks, scrumptious food and drink spots, award winning attractions, festivals galore, plus much much more make Cornwall the perfect place for everyone from the young to the young at heart.5. Don’t take our word for it….
Cornwall has been named the Best UK Holiday Destination in the British Travel Awards 2015 for the SEVENTH year in a row! Having first secured the title in 2009, Cornwall has enjoyed unrivalled success once again by claiming the majority of the public vote to outshine competition from across the country and hold onto its well-worn crown.