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Cornwall Named Among Top Counties To Buy A Second Home

Cornwall is among the top areas for holiday home searches in the UK right now. In fact, Cornwall has overtaken London this year for the most searched for location on Rightmove. The coastal county is filled with beautiful beaches, surfing locations and quaint villages. It’s pretty much the perfect place to relax and settle into a slower pace of life. 

Many people have opted for holiday home searches in Cornwall. After the pandemic and lockdown, many Brits are looking to escape the city and their tiny apartments. Cornwall is a great place to escape for the weekend, and there is plenty of open space to catch your breath. City living can be overwhelming and very expensive. We all need a chance to breathe some fresh air from time to time.  

Cornwall Named Among Top Counties To Buy A Second Home

Here are some of the popular counties that made the cut. 

Suffolk Coast

The Suffolk seaside has been popular with Londoners for decades. The two main destinations are Aldeburgh and Southwold, and they both have a wonderful charm about them. You can buy a three-bed property near the Suffolk coastline for around £350,000. Of course, if you want a sea view from your bedroom window, you will have to pay double that. 

The Cotswolds

Jeremy Clarkson recently showcased his love of The Cotswolds on his hit TV Show, ‘Clarkson’s Farm.’ The Cotswold’s is Britain’s largest single Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Over 20 million visitors flock to The Cotswold’s every year to see the quaint cottages and rural views. You could embrace your inner Clarkson and check out Chipping Norton. You could also visit Charlbury and Moreton in Marsh to find your dream holiday home. Just bear in mind that the popularity of The Cotswolds comes at a great cost. A four-bed detached property in this neck of the woods can go for anything from £300,000 to £2.7 million.

Cornwall Named Among Top Counties To Buy A Second Home


Camber Sands and Rye is becoming increasingly popular with holiday-home owners. Rye has more of a bohemian atmosphere and super high-profile jazz and blues festival in the summer. However, the property prices have risen over twice the national average rate, so you might need to rethink your finances before moving down here. This would be a great location to flip a property as the house prices only seem to be rising year on year.

Isle of Wight

Just off the coast lies the Isle of Wight and the area around Padstow and Rock. You can watch the breath-taking seascape from your window and enjoy the fishing villages all year round. It’s very expensive to live on the Isle of Wight, with average house prices climbing well over £800,000 in rock. But if you’re after a wild landscape and stunning views, the Isle of Wight might be the place for you.

Research a few locations in the UK and choose the best one for your holiday home.