Shared Ownership in Cornwall
There’s a reason why so many people fall head-over-heels for this southwestern peninsular. There are wild and windswept beaches for rough-and-tumble swims, thudding surf, a superb culinary scene, and plenty of characterful towns. Whether you’ve fallen for its charms whilst growing up here, or joined the ranks of visitors who have upped sticks following fun-loving holidays, the allure of Cornwall is hard to match.
The jumping off point to the bewitching Isles of Scilly, Cornwall may feel adrift from much of the UK, yet transport links have been vastly upgraded in recent years. Cornwall Airport Newquay connects to regional cities, rail lines link the peninsular to the rest of the UK, and road networks are excellent.
Picture days kicking off with morning jogs along secluded beaches. Stop by at a bijou beach cafe and pick up a fresh smoothie whilst watching surfers whizz over waves. As the day moves on, pad around local farmer’s markets, picking up artisanal ingredients, pop into cult stores and brush up your sailing aboard a rented vessel. When it comes to eating out, Cornwall has a smorgasbord of excellent restaurants, from ultra-cool joints with starlet chefs, to casual spaces with just-caught shellfish and craft cocktails. After dark, you’ll want to idle besides a roaring fire over a couple of pints, or during the summer haze, sip pimms on a buzzy pub terrace, moving onto bars with live music. Lifestyle here is the big draw, that and its addictive laidback and welcoming vibe. You’d be mad to miss out on a buying a new home in Cornwall. Think it’s out of reach? Then think again.
So you want a piece of Cornwall’s enviable lifestyle?
House prices have rocketed in some of the key holiday hotspots. But look to some of the towns on-the-up where housing developments are shaping up the residential scene, many of which offer the shared ownership scheme for first-time buyers. One of the big gun developments that’s making people sit up and take notice is the regeneration of Bodmin – a massive project, set to boost the town’s economic growth with an influx of new residents and local enterprise. A new collection of homes in Bodmin, Priory Meadows, is a superb option for first-time buyers to part buy, part rent. Spacious and smart open-plan kitchens, glossy bathrooms and plush bedrooms are all complemented by neighbouring shops, facilities and schools with fast links into Bodmin town centre and beaches just 30 minutes away. Alternatively, Hidderly Park, a new development on the fringes of Cambourne, looks set to attract a lot of interest. Buy a place here and you’ll have gorgeous beaches and tumbling countryside on your doorstep, but also all the handy conveniences of Cambourne.