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More landlords are needed in Cornwall

Published On: February 7, 2020 at 10:05 am


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Cornwall Housing Private Lets is searching for landlords as part of an initiative to reduce the number of rough sleepers in the county. 

Working in partnership with Cornwall Council, Cornwall Housing has been awarded funding to set up as a letting agency with enhanced social values. Targeting vulnerable people, who need additional support to access, and stay in the private rental sector (PRS), the initiative aims to increase the number of safe and secure homes in the county.

Their next step is to build partnerships with landlords in the area. The aim is to create transparent relationships in which all parties; landlords, tenants and Cornwall Housing all benefit and are treated fairly.

They hope that the initiative will be able to provide housing for rough sleepers, former rough sleepers and those at risk of rough sleeping. 

Nick Cross, Managing Director of Cornwall Housing said: “This is a unique offer to any private landlord and will help to fulfil our duty to help homeless people and to prevent homelessness in Cornwall. Both tenants and landlords will benefit from having access to our tenancy sustainment support. Whether you are a seasoned landlord or new to the sector our Private Lets team will tailor the tenancy to suit each opportunity.”

With pre-assessed tenants ready to start an agreement, homeowners can have the confidence that the Cornwall Housing team has the knowledge and expertise for a seamless and well-supported experience with minimal risk. This service will have no upfront costs and the option for a free tenant finder service for self-managing landlords.

Homes of all sizes are needed in Falmouth/Penryn, Penzance, Truro, Newquay, Camborne, Redruth, St Austell, Bodmin, Liskeard and surrounding areas.

Interested landlords should speak to the Cornwall Housing Private Lets team on 01872 224556 for properties in the west of the county or 01208 265616 in the east, or by email at

For any tenant’s looking to rent a property contact the team at Further information can be found at

Cornwall’s staycation market fuels demand for boutique holiday homes

Published On: December 17, 2019 at 10:24 am


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Property agency Spot Blue International Property has highlighted a number of reasons why Cornwall remains the UK’s favourite ‘staycation’ destination.

The fallout of Brexit, improving transport links and an expanding holiday home market are all reasons why the county is so popular.

Survey results from a leading high street bank show that 31% of British ‘staycationers’ planned to visit Cornwall this year. This makes it the UK’s most popular region.

More than half of those surveyed (52%) said they would take most or all of this year’s holiday in the UK. 31% responded that they intend to spend more time in the UK than in previous years.

Spot Blue points out that another survey by a leading rental company reveals that 66% of British people enjoyed a staycation last year. This represents a 10% increase compared to 2017.

Mr Walker at Spot Blue International Property comments: “Evidence points to British people being spooked by both the weak pound, pushing up the costs associated with overseas holidays, and the fear of possible travel disruption once they can no longer travel as EU citizens.

“The natural response of many is to choose the safety of the UK for their annual holidays, helped by the recent warmer summers. Already a popular costal destination with famous beaches and popular towns like Padstow, Newquay and St Ives, not to mention the Eden Project, Cornwall is well placed to benefit from this trend in 2019 and beyond.”

Tourism in Cornwall is also largely benefitting from improved air access. The county is home to the UK’s fastest-growing airport. During the 2018-19 financial year, 461,000 passengers passed through Cornwall Airport Newquay, making it the fifth consecutive year of growth and best year ever for the airport.

Key new routes providing daily services to London Heathrow were launched this year. Services to London Southend, Jersey and Guernsey, and Copenhagen have also been introduced.

New or improved routes coming in 2020 include Glasgow, Aberdeen, Norwich and Newcastle. These complement the airport’s existing services to other regional UK airports, as well as its popular London Gatwick and Manchester services.

Looking beyond domestic visitors, Cornwall also attracts a growing number of foreign tourists. German holidaymakers comprise of one of the region’s strongest growth markets. In response to this, German carrier Eurowings now connects Cornwall with four German cities, namely Berlin, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf and Frankfurt Hahn.

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Looking to Buy a UK Holiday Home? Find the Best Rental Returns in Cornwall

Published On: August 8, 2016 at 11:07 am


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If you’re thinking of tapping into the UK holiday home market in order to expand or begin your property portfolio, look to Cornwall for the best rental returns in the country…

Cornwall continues to benefit from the staycation trend, with Visit England reporting a 10% year-on-year increase in the number of people holidaying in the UK in the first quarter of the year.

With many concerned over exchange rate fluctuations, port and airport delays, and a general desire to stay out of travel trouble, the amount of British holidaymakers staying in the UK should rise even further this summer.

So, why Cornwall?

If you find a holiday home that has sea views, mod cons and is within walking distance of a beach, you’re onto a winner, says Miles Kevin of Chartsedge, a specialist coastal and rural holiday homes agent.

Looking to Buy a UK Holiday Home? Find the Best Rental Returns in Cornwall

Looking to Buy a UK Holiday Home? Find the Best Rental Returns in Cornwall

Potential rental returns are also strong in the county, adds Kevin.

“Since the Brexit result, there has been an increase in buyers seeking investment homes in the lower price ranges who plan to use the property themselves but also earn some rent,” he explains. “Our current best seller on the north coast is Bay Retreat, four miles from Padstow, which provides a £10,000 annual income for two years.”

The development in St Merryn includes 28 low-maintenance, modern properties based around a shop, pub and tennis courts. The open-plan homes boast steel-and-glass balconies and timber-decked patios. Prices for the remaining two-bedroom, 700 square foot properties start from £149,000 on a 999-year lease.

As a growing foodie destination, Cornwall attracts a stylish crowd from London and the South East. Padstow, in particular, sees visitors travel from across the country to enjoy the hometown of seafood chef Rick Stein and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant.

Budget-conscious buyers should focus on the southeast coastal spots of Cornwall. The twin villages of Cawsand and Kingsand at the head of the Rame Peninsula are just ten minutes away from the centre of Plymouth on the ferry, while still off the beaten track.

Visitors come to the villages to sail and kayak, as well as enjoy the two sandy beaches and pubs and cafes. A tall, four-bedroom house with direct sea access in Cawsand is currently on the market for £460,000.

But what does someone who owns a holiday home in Cornwall think?

Anne Hibbert bought a holiday home in East Looe back in 1987, when her husband worked in the City of London and they had no grandchildren. Now, they have 11, aged from five to 28, all of whom learned to swim in their pool overlooking the sea.

She says: “We have a full sea view from our house with our own land in front and Looe Island to the right. We are totally tucked away, not overlooked. We really value the privacy, especially in high season. We are only 18 miles from Plymouth, but we don’t see many holidaymakers. In Fowey or Salcombe, you could probably add another number in front of the value of homes.”

Anne has made changes to her four-bedroom holiday home over the years, but has also witnessed changes to Looe: “It is still essentially a fishing village, not a yachtie place, but the quality of new shops, particularly in the past three years, has improved. Once it was just fudge shops, but now we have farm shops, excellent butchers, even artisan fish and chip shops.”

The Hibberts are selling their property for £1.25m.

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