Dogs Love Cornwall Living2018/19 Autumn/Winter
An owners guide
George at Cornish Traditional Cottages offers some food for thought for anybody looking to buy a holiday home in Cornwall.
If you love Cornwall and find yourself returning to the same area year after year, it may be a good idea to buy your own holiday property, if you’re able to. This way, you’ll save on accommodation costs and over time, you’ll acquire an asset that could be a valuable nest egg, or a retirement home in the future.
“you’ll acquire an asset that could be a valuable nest egg, or a retirement home in the future”
If you’re buying for your own personal use, it’s important to buy with your heart, not your head. When you’re absolutely certain that the property is wholly or largely for personal use, you can be pulled by your heart strings when it comes to your dream Cornish home; fall for the features and characteristics that you love most and make the home your own when decorating and furnishing it.
If, however, you’re buying it to let out during the holiday season, there are a number of factors to consider. Watching TV shows and reading other lifestyle magazines, you’ll no doubt already know that location is paramount – your holiday home needs to be in an area where guests want to holiday, and it needs to work well as a base for the activities they want to enjoy. So, put yourself in your guests’ shoes!
Another thing to consider, especially here in Cornwall, is making your holiday home pet friendly. We at Cornwall Living can testify to the demand for dog-friendly holidays in the Duchy. George confirms this, explaining: “Pet owners are a good source of shoulder and low season bookings – when Cornwall’s beaches are more likely to be open to dogs. It’s also a bit of a no-brainer for rural properties or those close to the coastal path!”
For all there is to know about Cornish holiday home ownership, why not visit the Cornish Traditional Cottages website, or give George and the team a call?
To find out all there is to know and more about purchasing a Cornish holiday home, be sure to pay a visit to www.corncott.com/cottage-owners/blog/reasons-to-buy-a-holiday-home-in-cornwall
"you’ll acquire an asset that could be a valuable nest egg, or a retirement home in the future"