Yes there is more to see in Devon and Cornwall than meets the eye. The area has diverse environs from desolate moorland to vibrant sandy beaches.
These counties are well known as a holiday destination with something for everyone, just a few include sailing, horse riding, golf, walking and cycling with traditional pubs and gourmet restaurants abound.
The area of Devon and Cornwall attracts a varying demographic of house purchasers from retirees to holiday homes. Business is also attracted to the region with improving transport links and financial incentives as well as the promise of great leisure time. Employees moving to the area suddenly appreciate the joys of the rest and relaxation offered on the doorstep.
The three principal moors are Dartmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin. Each offers a unique landscape with diverse fauna and flora. Dartmoor and Exmoor have National Park status and both offer considerably varied recreational facilities. Walking and equestrian are high on the list for both residents and visitors. An increasing trend is for riders to bring their own horses down and stay on a farm that will provide suitable accommodation with all the comforts of home for both horse and rider. On Exmoor for example you can traverse some 33 miles of bridleway connecting Exmoor to the Quantocks.
Bodmin has an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty designation with a strong mining heritage. The land has changed in part remained from the Neolithic era and abounds in myths and legends. It has been the inspiration of poets, artists and writers down the years.
The sea is obviously a principal attraction to the counties with Cornwall having the longest coastline in England. Key sailing areas are on the South Coast Salcombe, Dartmouth and Falmouth, with the North Coast appealing more to surfers. Away from Newquay the beaches of Widemouth Bay and Bude are up and coming in the sport. Up the coast in North Devon is Croydewhich has become somewhat of a hot spot with a high demand for second homes.
Garrington’s office in Exeter has handled client purchases ranging from Manor Houses with land to traditional cottages both in country and coastal locations. Having a detailed knowledge for the areas of Devon and Cornwall we are able to source that elusive property often when it is not readily available on the open market. Whilst our clients may have an idea of the general area in which to purchase it is important to ascertain their lifestyle requirements. The amenities to consider would be shops, leisure facilities, wining and dining and most importantly medical care. For clients with children looking for a permanent residence, schooling is frequently a number one priority. Garrington can consolidate all these requirements with the property search brief and match the client with the property and location. This can only be accomplished by having developed a sound knowledge of the area of search and a good working relationship with their clients.