Considering a move to Cornwall?
Considering a move to Cornwall? Here are our top tips for a successful relocation.
Location, location, location
There are so many beautiful locations in Cornwall that you’ll be spoiled for choice. Whether it’s the rugged beauty of the north coast with its stunning clifftops and world-class surf beaches or the more serene nature of the south coats with its creeks and woodlands, or indeed a more rural location, you’ll never me more than 18 miles from the sea. Think about the kind of lifestyle you want to live – coastal or country, rural or town?
Money, money, money
Budget consideration is key. A family coastal home in a prime location is obviously going to command a high price, as is a large rural estate. However, there are properties to suit every budget across the county, from country cottages and city apartments to rural retreats and town houses. Properties in yet undiscovered locations, and away from the tourist areas can reveal some hidden, affordable, gems.
Whatever your reason for relocating, research is key. If you are a family looking to move then schools and colleges should certainly be high up the list. If you’re relocating for work then consider commute times and if you’re retiring then you might want to look at amenities, public transport and entertainment options.
There’s no need to worry that a move to Cornwall will leave you cut off from the rest of the UK and indeed the world. Cornwall Airport Newquay provides access to some of the UK’s major airports and is increasingly offering more flights to Europe. The rail network will get you into London in a little over five hours and the recent upgrade to the A30 means a speedier journey to Exeter and beyond. Super fast broadband across the Duchy also allows for excellent connectivity.
Living the Cornish lifestyle
Cornwall has become something of a foodie haven over recent years, so you can be assured that a move to Cornwall will afford you with plenty of great places to eat. The vibrant towns of Falmouth and Truro offer a trendy café culture while on the coast you’ll find wonderful waterside eateries. Cornwall’s coast is an adventure playground for watersport enthusiasts whether you surf, sail, SUP or swim. The county is also a cultural hub – art, theatre, festivals and a heritage steeped in tradition puts Cornwall up there with the very best.