Where to buy holiday homes in either Cornwall or Devon

Published Aug 3, 2016 – 3 mins read

Ever thought of owning a holiday home in your favourite seaside destination, then why not consider a holiday home with letting potential in Devon or Cornwall? A home which can be used by friends and family and will also produce an income? I share some of the top hotspots in the South West, as well as some of the idyllic amenities around, to help you invest in a holiday home that will also generate income.

Fowey, Cornwall

Located on the beautiful Fowey Estuary this picturesque village is full of individual shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants.

The Fowey Estuary is a haven for yachts and sailing with stunning walks around the estuary and along the spectacular coastline of South Cornwall. There are also plenty of water activities with boat trips, kayaking, water sports, fishing and beautiful sandy coves and beaches.

Local attractions also include The South West Coastal Path, The Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, or a passenger ferry across the River Fowey to the un-spoilt charm of the ancient fishing village of Polruan with its strong boat building heritage, narrow streets and picturesque cottages.

Padstow, Cornwall

Padstow is a charming working fishing port at the head of the Camel River surrounded by glorious sandy beaches and rugged coastline. The village is a top foodie destination with popular eateries such as Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant and of course lots of pasty bakeries!

Surrounded by areas of natural beauty made up of rugged coastline, quiet coves, fabulous coastal walks and seven golden sandy beaches, Padstow is the perfect base for exploring the South West Coastal Path and an ideal location for all water sports.

For a day out, take the ferry across the river to the small village of Rock with its stretches of fine sandy beaches or play a round of golf at the renowned St Enodoc Golf Club – Said to be one of the best in the country.

Dartmouth, Devon

Explore winding Elizabethan streets full of independent shops, art galleries and a bustling market. Dartmouth has an array of gourmet restaurants, bistros, bars and cosy cafes. Mooch around the busy quayside and River Dart Estuary or laze on un-spoilt beaches nearby. You can also explore by boat or walk the stunning South West Coastal Path. Ride the Dartmouth Steam Railway or cruise the beautiful River Dart or visit Slapton Ley Nature Reserve. Laying in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Dartmouth has a vibrant charm overlooking one of the finest natural harbors in the UK.

Woolacombe, Devon.

Where magnificent scenery meets the swell of Atlantic waves along the spectacular North Devon coast. Woolacombe Beach with its three miles of golden sand has been voted number 1 in the UK on Tripadvisor for the second year running. Woolacombe also holds the “England for Excellence Gold Award” for best family resort.

There is also a lively village with great pubs, restaurants and cafes, which lies between Morte Point and Baggy Point on the spectacular South West Coastal Path. Woolacombe and the nearby village of Croyde are surfing meccas with safe family swimming and professionally run surf schools offering the best in surf lessons, coasteering, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding.

Holiday Home outlook

With a combination of more realistic pricing by sellers (post-referendum) and a 17% increase in the total number of holiday makers heading to the South West in the first quarter of 2016 over the previous year, there has never been a better time to invest in a holiday home, with significant income potential in your favourite seaside destination here in Devon and Cornwall.

So whether it’s a character cottage fronting the stunning Fowey Estuary with its own boat mooring, or a converted sail barn just feet from the iconic harbour at Padstow (complete with private roof terrace, stunning interior and a solid income), or even a contemporary architect designed 5 bedroom house complete with hot tub, sea views and a short walk to the beach and village in Croyde please contact us and our Property Consultants will help you find that perfect holiday home in one of these beautiful Holiday Home Hotspots in the South West of England.