Recently published figures from the 2011 census confirm that more than 165,000 people own a holiday home in the UK and most of these holiday homes are in Cornwall. Just under 23,000 people gave an address for a second home in Cornwall where they could be found for a month or more each year.
Clearly Cornwall is top of the list when people are considering the purchase of a holiday home in the UK. This is hardly news; with breath-taking scenery, beautiful unspoiled beaches and a growing reputation as a sophisticated foodie destination, there are plenty of reasons to choose to buy a holiday home in Cornwall.
Improved infrastructure, through road, rail and air makes Cornwall increasingly accessible no matter where you may live.
All of the above have been factors that have seen Cornish property prices rise dramatically in the past ten years, especially in the most popular coastal areas in which most choose to buy a holiday home.
This unfortunately has caused a sting in the tail with local populations in Cornwall as they are finding it increasingly difficult to afford property in the traditional family community.
As David Orr of the National Housing Federation, which represents the housing associations that provide the majority of state-subsidised social housing, says, ‘The high number of second homes in many parts of the country have helped push prices up so they are out of reach for local people. If families and young people are priced out of their local villages it can have a hugely damaging impact on community life, with village shops, schools and pubs closing in alarming numbers as a result.’
However, all is not lost. The Residence at Gwel an Mor provides the ideal solution for those looking to buy a holiday home in Cornwall without affecting the local property market.
If you’re a second home investor with a social conscience, buying an eco holiday lodge at the Residence means you’re buying a luxury holiday home in Cornwall within a specifically tailored resort, and the only impact on the local community is a positive economic one. The Residence holiday lodges are purely that, luxury holiday homes designed entirely for getting away from it all.
Holiday home owners and guests alike are encouraged to enjoy all that Gwel an Mor Resort has to offer, such as the onsite restaurant, spa and wildlife centre as well as the local establishments, whether that is a freshly baked loaf from the village baker or the hiring of a surfboard from the beach. And what could be better than that?
To find out more about the advantages of buying a Cornish holiday home at a resort, see http://www.ecoholidaylodges.com/blog/investment/holiday-home-ownership-in-cornwall-the-residence.
For more information about holiday lodges for sale in Cornwall at the Residence, see our website www.ecoholidaylodges.co.uk
Additional Information: The Daily Mail and The Guardian newspapers.