Sought-after Truro offers quality and choice for buyers in Cornwall
Several housebuilders are releasing homes for sale at developments in and around Cornwall's only city, Truro, ranging from slick contemporary apartments to historic conversions and family homes.
Known for its Georgian architecture and its cathedral, cobbled streets and pleasant open spaces, Truro is only nine miles from the south coast. It is the county's leading destination for retail and leisure, as well as being its administrative hub. For commuters, the city offers easy access to the A390 and A39, connecting other parts of the county and beyond, while the town's railway station is just a short walk from the centre, with direct connections to London Paddington. For trips further afield, Newquay Airport, one of the fastest-growing regional airports in the UK, is only 12 miles north of the city.
Less than a mile from the centre of Truro, Persimmon Homes' Copperfield will offer an exclusive selection of new homes with a high specification and a range of purchase incentive schemes on selected plots, including Part Exchange and Help to Buy. The architecture has been designed to ensure the properties nestle in well with their local environment. Depending on the stage of construction, buyers who reserve a property there will also have the chance to personalise some of the finishing touches in their home, such as the colour of kitchen units, work tops and ceramic wall tiles.
Half a mile from Truro, Linden Homes has just five luxury homes left to reserve at Royal Barham House, an exclusive development of two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments with a secure underground car park. The properties are situated within the converted infirmary building of the Royal Cornwall Hospital, in a pleasant elevated position, and apartments on the upper floors enjoy views of Truro's cathedral and viaduct. A second floor two-bedroom apartment is priced from £289,950; a first floor two-bedroom apartment from £264,950; and a ground floor two-bedroom apartment from £249,950.
About a mile and a half from central Truro, Taylor Wimpey's Penn an Dre offers a wide selection of brand new homes ranging from two-bedroom starter properties and three-bedroom semis and terraces right up to substantial five- and six-bedroom family homes. The Kennilworth, for example, is a six-bedroom detached house priced from £449,995, built in a traditional style and offering flexible family living over two and a half storeys. Families have two primary schools with a 1.5-mile radius, while there are also two secondary schools within a 3.5-mile radius and a whole host of amenities in Truro's centre.
Just ten miles from Truro on the sands of Porthtowan Beach, Acorn Blue has created a selection of ten luxury apartments at The Beach, appealing to buyers who want to be within easy striking distance of Truro without living in the city. Enjoying an elevated position with superb beach and sea views, the apartments are finished to a high specification, are priced from £235,000, and are due for release this summer. Buyers there will also enjoy direct access to the beach via communal gardens.