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My Area – Devon & Cornwall

With a property search area covering some of the most picturesque parts of the country, Lee Heywood, is on hand to act as your buying agent in Devon and Cornwall and the surrounding counties and take the hassle out of looking for your next home.

Devon

The north and south coasts have both cliffs and sandy shores. However, the north coast is perhaps the more dramatic with wide open beaches and soaring cliffs, whereas the south coast is less rugged with outcrops of sandstone being drained by five rivers.

Inland the area is mostly hilly and rural having a relatively low population with Dartmoor being the largest open space in southern England.

Devon is blessed with many picturesque historic towns and villages as well as the larger cities of Plymouth and Exeter. Barnstaple in the north of the county is the largest town and main business centre with the small towns of Ilfracombe and Bideford nearby. Coastal villages such as Croyde and Saunton offer wide open beaches, whereas Clovelly further down the coast is famous for its steep pedestrian approach and known throughout the world.

Cornwall

Although known for its coastal towns and villages Cornwall has many hidden treasures inland with the wildness of Bodmin Moor and the infamous Jamaica Inn being the best known. Moving further west Penwith beyond Penzance is studded with pre-historic boulders and pretty villages such as St. Buryan which is close to the world famous open air Minack Theatre. Created and carved from solid rock by Dame Edith Cade in the 1930s.

Warmed by the Gulf Stream Cornwall generally enjoys mild weather throughout the year and the quality of light is something that artists first recognized more than one hundred and thirty years ago with the formation of The Newlyn School. At the same time artists were also beginning to settle in St. Ives and today we have Tate St. Ives together with the Barbara Hepworth museum.

Cornwall offers a wide choice of property from contemporary coastal apartments, to charming granite and slate country cottages, together with gracious country houses with acreage. Properties with water views will undoubtedly command a premium. Particularly in villages such as Fowey, St. Mawes and Helford on the south coast together with St. Ives, Padstow and Rock on the north coast.

Clients intending to purchase for retirement will find that many of the small towns and villages offer a warm welcome and encourage newcomers to settle. Some villages even prepare a welcome pack helping people to move more easily.

Cornwall is the UK’s favourite holiday destination. So for those wishing to purchase as a holiday let excellent yields can be achieved. However, those seeking to enjoy their second home for their own recreation can if they wish readily become involved with local activities.

Start your property search the right way – use Lee as your buying agent in Devon and Cornwall and ensure your next house move is straightforward and professionally managed rather than fraught with worries!

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The quality of schools can be a major factor when finding a new home. We can research local schools in your desired area and provide a report of their results and catchment areas.

Transport

Transport links can play a key role in helping you find the right place to live. We can filter our results to factor in your daily commute, public transport options, or proximity to international travel options, to find the property to fit your needs.

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Before you move to an area, it is good to know where you can do your grocery shopping or what leisure facilities are close by. We can do the research for you so that you have a clear idea of exactly what is on your doorstep.

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When moving home, there is often a lot more work to do than just pick up the keys. We can source local builders, solicitors, decorators, or just about service you need to help you settle in!

Case Studies

From Kangaroos To Cornish Shores

Mr & Mrs F had been living in Australia for over 15 years. As the family had grown over time, the thought of their children not spending as much time with their grandparents along with missing the rest of the family in the UK was certainly on their mind!

They came to a decision to find a second home in Cornwall, where they would be able to explore the glorious Cornish coast while spending time with their family. As the property would be empty for the majority of the year, they also wanted somewhere that would create a great holiday let investment, with the potential to let all year around. The property itself had to have some character, something unique and attractive, as well as having some land for the little ones to explore! The idea of land which would have potential for yurts, teepees and glamping in future would also be an advantage - for future events and rental opportunities.

Coastline west of Porthleven on the south coast of Cornwall. Grassy cliff tops lead down to a rocky shoreline and beach. It is a sunny day and Penzance is a few miles beyond the headland.

Case Studies

From London to Cornwall (Rolls-Royce Not Included!)

Mr & Mrs D an Irish couple were seeking to purchase a second home that had a sea view with crashing waves!

The clients first became aware of County Homesearch, simply by picking up a leaflet in their favourite North Cornwall pub! Then, after an initial telephone conversation, I visited them at their own home in south London to continue the conversation and explore the type of property the pair wanted.

Their preference was for a period stone property in Cornwall, offering four or five bedrooms as they had a large number of relatives!

Clovelly, a fishing port in Devon, is shown.

Case Studies

From Uruguay to a Detached in Devon

Ms V had studied at Exeter University and together with her husband, was looking to move back from Uruguay where he was from where the pair were living back to the UK.

They were seeking an easy to maintain detached four bedroom house to include study, garage and reasonable size gardens. This would allow sufficient space to accommodate relatives and enable them to spend time travelling without the worry of having to maintain an older property.

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