Daily Telegraph, 07/09/19

A slice of Cornwall to suit all sorts

Quoting Clare Coode of Stacks Property Finders

Today’s Cornwall is no longer “just” a holiday hotspot or a retirement haven, descriptions which have dened it for decades. It now attracts different tribes, from gourmets to start-up entrepreneurs to artists; as a result, its housing market is more vibrant than ever before. House prices have risen 13 per cent since 2014 according to Zoopla, which is more than Devon, hitherto seen as better connected than its neighbour across the Tamar.

But homes are only part of Cornwall’s attraction: there’s the lifestyle, opportunity and a sense of liberation. “People used to leave London or Birmingham for the Home Counties or the Cotswolds for a semi-rural life,” says Claire Coode of buying agency Stacks Property Search. “Now those who want to be more free spirited go further, and that’s where Cornwall scores.”

Around 50 per cent of Coode’s clients are over 50 and moving down to retire or preparing for it. This is down from five years ago, when that figure was 80 per cent. The demographics are changing fast and Cornwall’s incomers are getting younger. “Not long ago anyone career-minded wouldn’t come for work or salary – they didn’t exist. But there are now 20-somethings wanting the lifestyle; young families able to make good jobs work because of faster internet; and older families who once stayed in the Home Counties, but with a business they can manage from home with occasional visits to London,” she says.

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If you are interested in buying a property in Cornwall, please contact Clare / +44(0)7930 346471 / clarecoode@stacks.co.uk

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