Top of the Props: Our pick of the best new homes for sale in Cornwall

Posted 13 April 2015 by Keith Osborne

“There are a number of things Cornwall is loved for; the dramatic coastline with its captivating fishing harbours, the spectacular beaches and the pounding surf that provide a natural playground for a variety of water sports and of course, not forgetting the treasured Cornish pasty and cream teas on offer,” says Edward Clarkson, partner at West Country specialist The Buying Solution (edward.clarkson@thebuyingsolution.co.uk).

“The top end of the market in Cornwall is primarily driven by second home or holiday home buyers where the majority are British, with a few expats who live abroad but want a coastal base in England. Cornwall is still price sensitive where some homes are being re-launched at a more realistic price and as a result, are being picked up quickly.

“Bucking the trend of a number of other counties in the West Country, the market in Cornwall has not been too affected by the looming general election where there is still activity in the £2m-plus market and a clear commitment from buyers. The new build market is strong on the coast as buyers are keen to snap up holiday homes, but a trend is becoming apparent whereby buyers are not keen to do extra renovation work on these properties but want a contemporary, ready-to-move-in home.”

Portwrinkle Homes – Portwrinkle

A stylish and contemporary development of apartments and houses, enjoying an enviable location on the coast at Portwrinkle. Owning a beach side home in Cornwall needn’t be just a dream. The sound of the waves crashing on the shore, the breathtaking views over the sea, long coastal walks, watching the magnificent sunsets all from your own balcony, can be a reality.

The homes at Portwrinkle are next to the Whitsand Bay Hotel with its fine dining restaurant and leisure complex to include an indoor pool, sauna and steam room. Nearby The Whitsand Bay Golf Club (established in 1905) is one of the most stunning cliff-top courses in Cornwall with its distinctive landscape and rolling fairways.

Portwinkle was traditionally a fishing village and the old 17th-century walls of the pilchard cellars are still standing, although they have been incorporated into housing. The village has a beach cafe, and there is a post office and shop in nearby village of Crafthole.

Find out more at www.portwrinkle-homes.co.uk ; 01392 832446

McCarthy & Stone – Lys Lander, Truro

Lys Lander is a beautiful development of 45 one- and two-bedroom Retirement Living apartments, with prices starting from £199,000.

It is situated in the bustling Cathedral City of Truro in Cornwall and is approximately nine miles from the south coast, within easy reach of many of the beautiful beaches on the Cornish Riviera.

Facilities in Lys Lander include a stunning homeowner’s lounge ideal for socialising with friends, a terrace to relax on that overlooks the beautifully landscaped gardens, and a convenient guest suite should homeowners have friends or relatives to stay.

Find out more at www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk ; 01872 278524

Sunnybanks Homes – Lamellion Court, Liskeard

Lamellion Court, a ‘later living’ development for people over 55 years of age, is located in the popular town of Liskeard, on the site of an old hospital. The hospital was designed by renowned local architect John Foulston in 1839, so the site carries a great deal of history with it.

These homes, with prices ranging from £197,500 to £235,000, come with a 10-year warranty and are built with the needs of older residents in mind, with wheelchair access to every property on this level site. There’s also an en suite wet-room to every master bedroom and fully fitted kitchen with appliances

The Times ranked Liskeard as the 12th best town in Britain and Lamellion Court is located just half-a-mile from the centre of this fine old market town, within easy reach of its amenities and transport links. There’s even a bus stop right next to the development.

Find out more at www.sunnybankshomes.co.uk ; 01752 229292

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