9 Second-Home Properties For Sale In Cornwall

If multiple staycations haven’t yet brought you round to the idea of buying a second home, our roundup of the best properties for sale in Cornwall might just do it. From small lodges to Georgian family houses, here’s our pick of what’s on the market right now…

Two-Bedroom Lodge, St Columb Major, £355,000

This lodge is part of the Retallack Resort and Spa, which explains why it’s on the market fully furnished, with designer interiors, a private decking area, 10-year warranty and 999-year lease. It’s also mortgageable and comes with double glazing, two shower rooms and full-size bathroom – making it the ideal family bolthole. Equidistant between Padstow and Newquay, just be aware it’s set a little bit inland, so access to the nearby beaches and bays requires a short drive.

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Six-Bedroom House, Polruan, £825,000

Just a short walk from the town quay, this spacious family home is arranged over three floors, with a further basement level. The main house is accessed via granite steps which lead to an attractive front courtyard garden. Inside, the entrance hall opens out onto the ground floor. Towards to the rear, there’s a spacious, bespoke kitchen and upstairs there are generously sized bedrooms and en-suites – as well as a balcony with steps leading to the rear paved courtyard. On the upper second floor there are further bedrooms and a family bathroom, while the basement is currently configured as two more bedrooms.

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Three-Bedroom House, Withiel, £850,000

Penrose Cottage is one of those traditional properties in a truly rural setting, ideal for those wanting total peace and quiet. Set in landscaped gardens and also encompassing a wooded area, the whole site extends to 2.3 acres. The cottage has its own private drive and inside you’ll find plenty of charming features, including oak beams and slate flooring. It also comes with electric underfloor heating in parts of the house and a log burner to keep everyone cosy during chillier months. Despite its off-grid location, rest assured the property comes with a strong fibre broadband connection and even an electric vehicle charging point.

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Four-Bedroom House, Polruan, £850,000

Polruan lies on the east bank of the river Fowey, with most of the immediate landscape under the ownership of the National Trust. The village has its own shops and pubs but is also connected to the main town of Fowey by passenger ferry, where you’ll find a wider range of stores and local businesses. This property has been renovated by the current owner to a high standard, but still retains many of its original features. The attractive hallway has a balustrade staircase rising to the first floor, while a door opens to a rear courtyard area with steps leading to the generous rear garden – al fresco living at its best.

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Four-Bedroom House, Newquay, £975,000

A four-bedroom beach house on the north Cornish coast overlooking the beach and ocean beyond, this property is due to be completed in 2022. Just a stone’s throw from the shoreline, it comes with a media room, a utility and a contemporary bathroom. Elsewhere, the open-plan living area includes a bespoke quality kitchen, while a stunning apex window leads out to the balcony so owners can make the most of the dramatic coastal views. There’s also private parking for two cars, a private courtyard with hot tub provisions, and an external surf shower.

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Three-Bedroom House, Polzeath, £975,000

Full of contemporary, coastal style, this detached newbuild is only 100m from Polzeath beach. A detached property within easy access of the South West Coast Path, there are three ground-floor bedrooms, two bathrooms (one en-suite with a separate family bathroom), an open-plan living area and ground-floor courtyard with an outside shower and first floor balcony. There is one parking space at the back of the property, complete with an electric car charging point if needed.

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Seven-Bedroom House, Menheniot, £1,000,000

Pool Hall is a traditional farmhouse with a later Georgian-style extension, set on the edge of the quiet village of Menheniot. Around ten miles from the popular beaches and coastal villages of Seaton, Looe and Whitsands Bay, the property comes with a number of spacious rooms with plenty of character and period features – including wooden sash windows, original slate flagstone flooring, granite surround fireplaces and exposed wooden floorboards. Meanwhile, the downstairs cellars accessed via the hallway would make an ideal storage area for wine.

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Five-Bedroom Barn Conversion, Colan, £1,250,000

In rural north Cornwall, Mellionnec Vean is a distinctive Grade II-listed mellow-stone building converted by the current owners to create three individual properties in one – Lowertown Barn, The Hideaway and Lost Barn – totalling 3,000 sq ft of versatile housing. Each property comes with contemporary interiors which complement the original character of the buildings. Gardens also surround the properties, with the main south-facing garden area home to a large spring-fed pond full of wildlife. There are private patio areas, raised decking and a Scandinavian-style wood-fired hot tub. 

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Four-Bedroom Detached House, Port Isaac, £1,500,000

On a vantage point above Port Isaac, this contemporary house offers far-reaching views across the village and harbourside below. Harbour Lights, as it’s known, has been meticulously rebuilt and now includes a sleek kitchen with electric Aga. From anywhere on the first floor, you can soak up the breath-taking vista via the 8m-wide sliding doors that lead to the large balcony. A split-level staircase rises to the first floor and descends to the ground floor. All four ground-floor bedrooms are doubles, while the main bedroom enjoys an impressive 4m panoramic window. Other features include boarded loft space with a pull-down wooden ladder, infrared balcony heaters, a new slate-tiled roof and an oil-fired under-floor heating system.

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