Cornwall Regional Information

The county of Cornwall has the longest stretch of coastline in the UK, almost 300 miles. The North Coast is rugged with dramatic cliffs, steep valleys and spectacular coves; the South Coast is more sheltered offering fine golden sands. There are over 150 glorious beaches to choose from.

Inland, Cornwall offers green fields, rolling hills and woodland with Bodmin Moor offering a contrast of wild, exposed upland and granite moorland.

The Cornish climate can be described as mild throughout the year, as it is surrounded by the sea and benefits from the effects of the Gulf Stream. The weather can be changeable and different on the North Coast from the South Coast, this means you can generally find good weather somewhere in the region.

Cornwall has maintained a strong sense of place and community with many traditions and values adding much to the attraction of the county.

Truro is the bustling Cathedral City of Cornwall and a historic Market Town; it is also the centre for administration, commerce and tourism. Truro also still thrives as a port and is set at the head of the Truro River, which flows to Falmouth. The Hall for Cornwall theatre complex attracts a wide range of top performers and events from classical to rock concerts and pantomime to West End touring productions. There are a number of enchanting fishing villages and harbours along the coast such as Looe, Mevagissey, Fowey, Padsow, St Ives and Mousehole to name but a few.

Larger towns such as Newquay, Penzance, Wadebridge, Falmouth and Bude provide vibrant, thriving lifestyle, each unique in their own way.

Village life also thrives in Cornwall offering a real community feel and a genuine sense of community spirit.

Air: As of January 2017 there are direct flights to Aberdeen, Alicante, Belfast, Birmingham, Doncaster/Sheffield, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Faro, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Isles of Scilly, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle.
Exeter and Bristol airports are also accessible.

Trains: Regular intercity services operate from Penzance to London Paddington, stopping at the main line railway link at Liskeard. There are also direct main line services to Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester and connecting services to all over the U.K.

Road: Both the A30 and A38 offer easy access to the M5. The A30 has recently undergone improvements, making the region even more accessible.

Ferry: Ferry services operate from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly and from Plymouth to Northern France and Northern Spain.

Cornwall offers a wealth of land, farms and properties across the region including town houses, country houses, converted barns, coastal properties, cottages and rectories, many changing hands without publicity. The varied locations offer a cornucopia of lifestyles and taking advice from someone familiar with the county will offer you valuable knowledge of the local area.

If you dream of building your own home, we can help you find the perfect location. Companies such as the specialist design and build company Ecohouse (www.ecohouse.co.uk) can guide you through the exciting process of creating a home.

Tourism plays an important part in Cornwall’s economy, due to its mild weather and spectacular landscape. There are often opportunities to purchase hotels, guesthouses, holiday cottages, which offer income whilst enjoying all Cornwall has to offer. Cornwall actively encourages new business to the county. InvestinCornwall (UK and Europe) offers expert advice and support.

Convergence is the European economic regeneration programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, which invests in activities and supports businesses that have a long-term impact, hoping to build a stronger more diverse economy.

Work has begun in Cornwall to be one of the first areas in the UK to receive Next Generation Broadband, providing some of the fastest broadband speeds in the world.  This will have a significant impact on businesses in Cornwall, creating thousands of job opportunities and making it one of Europe’s best connected regions.

State Education: There is a great diversity in the style of state school available, from the tiny village primary schools to large, highly acclaimed secondary schools. Please visit www.cornwall.gov.uk for more information.

Independent Schools: Independent schools are listed below. Many operate bus services to outlying areas.

Polwhele House School, Truro (Girls & Boys aged 3-12) Tel: 01872 273011

Roselyon School, Par (Girls & Boys aged 3-11) Tel: 01726 812110

St Ia School, St Ives (Girls & Boys aged 3-11) Tel: 01736 796963

St Joseph’s School, Launceston (Girls & Boys aged 3-16, proposed sixth form from September 2012) Tel: 01566 772580

St Petroc’s School, Bude (Girls & Boys aged 3-11) Tel: 01288 352876

The Bolitho School, Penzance (Girls & Boys aged 4-18) Tel: 01736 363271

Truro High School for Girls (Girls aged 3-18) Tel: 01872 272830

Truro School Prep (Girls & Boys aged 3-11) Tel: 01872 272616

Truro School (Girls & Boys aged 11-18) Tel: 01872 272763

There are golf courses throughout the county encompassing stunning sea views and fabulous rural settings. Cycling is also very popular, using trails that run along old railway lines such as the Camel Trail. Sailing, surfing and other water sports are more a way of life than a leisure pursuit in this part of the world. Equipment hire and tuition is easy to organise, with both the North and South Coasts offering all levels of water sports from beginners to competitive professionals. Horse riding can be enjoyed along quiet country lanes, on the beach or moorland. Adventurous Training, clay pigeon shooting, archery and falconry are also available in Cornwall.

What will a Stacks buying agent in Cornwall do for you?

Professional Expertise

We’ll talk with you about how you want to live, the demands of your work, and your plans. We’ll establish what you need from your next home… and why.

Finding a Property

We’ll scour the market, bend the ears of our contacts, and hound the estate agents. We’ll leave no stone unturned to find the right home for you.

Saving you Money

We’ll haggle hard and bring all that we’ve discovered to bear to agree the best terms on your behalf. Our clients enjoy preferred bidder status with estate agents. 

Trouble Free Completion

We’ll problem-bust, tackle obstacles, arrange surveys, and liaise with planners. A myriad of issues can raise their head at this point… we’ll deal with them all for you.

Call Clare Coode to discuss what you are looking for.
Tel: 07930346471

How We Do It

“You showed fantastic attention to detail, anticipated all eventualities, and provided timely and practical help and guidance every step of the way.  Above all, you supported me in making my own considered decisions, and I am so grateful to you for all your help in getting me to where I am now!”

“We firmly believe that without Rachel and her skilled negotiation we would not have secured the property.”

“We felt they genuinely wanted to help.”

“Stacks’ performance on this assignment has been absolutely outstanding and more than met my expectations. Her understanding of the brief and the ‘after-find’ service set a standard of professionalism that I have not met before.”

“It is not often that one is pleased to part with money but I can truthfully say that I am on this occasion. You have earned every penny of this cheque and what is more, you have done it with great courtesy and good humour. It has been very pleasant working with you. You really did take most of the stress out of our house hunting.”

“Encouraging me to think creatively about what could work for me.”

“Finding a plot not yet on the market and persuading the developer to enter into an exclusive contract with me to build to my specification.

“I was impressed by the efficient, kind and courteous service provided by Stacks”

“Stacks were a tremendous help and we would never have found our home without them. She is a lovely person with a great sense of humour which was essential during some of our tricky negotiations

“You gave a much-valued ‘younger’ perspective on our situation, which was a real asset”

“We found the service extremely helpful and professional at all times”

“I have been delighted with the service I have received from Stacks and will not hesitate to recommend Stacks in the future.”

 
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