Savills Cornwall

73 Lemon Street
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 2PN

 

Mon - Fri: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Sat: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Residential line:
+44 (0)1872 243 200

Rural line:
+44 (0)1872 243 253

Our people

Jonathan Cunliffe

Jonathan Cunliffe

Head of Office
Residential

Savills Cornwall

+44 (0) 1872 243 200

+44 (0) 1872 243 200

 

Michael Pennington

Michael Pennington

Director
Rural

Savills Cornwall

+44 (0) 1872 243 253

+44 (0) 1872 243 253

 
Guide to Cornwall - Savills estate agents

What is Cornwall like?

Cornwall has over 400 miles of spectacular coastline, and it is this that defines the lifestyle here. The north and west coasts provide some of the best surfing in Europe, with a trendy scene focusing on Rock, while the south coast around Falmouth Harbour, the Fowey Estuary and the Helford River is prime sailing territory.

We cover the whole of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. It is an area synonymous with watersports and a laid-back lifestyle, making it a huge draw for second-home owers and retirees.

 

Property in Cornwall

Cottages in the coastal hotspots are always in demand. The fashionable locations include Rock, Padstow and St Ives; quieter, but just as high-value, are Fowey, St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsula, Helford and the Lizard Peninsula, and Falmouth and the Fal Estuary. Sought-after seaside villages include Mousehole, Flushing and Polperro.

Although Cornwall boasts some ancient and substantial estates, they are rarely offered for sale; smaller country houses represent the prime market, with the countryside surrounding the Camel Estuary and the villages fringing Bodmin Moor good places to look. 

The local scene

Cornwall has a flourishing arts scene. Numerous galleries include Tate St Ives and the Penlee Gallery in Penzance, while a plethora of annual arts festivals includes the St Ives September Festival, the Port Eliot Festival and the Fowey Festival of Words and Music.

Cornwall is a garden-lover’s paradise. As well as the major attractions of The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project, there are such famous gardens as Trelissick, Glendurgan, Lanhydrock and, over on the Isles of Scilly, Tresco Abbey Garden.

Getting about

Communications to Cornwall have improved dramatically in recent years, with the upgraded A30 dual carriageway providing fast access to the M5 at Exeter.

Newquay Airport provides daily flights to London Gatwick and Manchester.

The Penzance to Paddington mainline also offers a sleeper service.

Schools in Cornwall

Truro is the main focus of families moving to Cornwall; the major schools are Truro School, Truro High School and Polwhele House School. The Bolitho School in Penzance is also popular.