Where to buy a holiday let in Cornwall in 2019

With so many locations, all with different characteristics to draw buyers in, choosing a holiday let investment in Cornwall presents great opportunities but also some degree of risk. Check out our choice of destinations which meet the criteria for occupancy and strong return on investment.

Porth Beach

Why? Sitting equidistant between the bustle of Newquay and Watergate Bay on the north Cornwall coast, Porth beach has a relatively low profile when it comes to Cornwall’s visitor hot spots. But it does tick all the boxes for a perfect beach holiday with its large expanse of sand flanked by picture-postcard cliffs and its walks and island connected via bridge. All very Instagramable.

In fact Porth beach is very central. In one direction, walk to Whipsiderry beach then on to Watergate Bay. In the other direction, Lusty Glaze, Tolcarne Beach, Great Western Beach and then Towan Beach follow one after another as you reach the centre of Newquay. All complete with beach cafes, activities and rolling surf.

What to buy?

The Strand is a new-build collection of town houses in the heart of Porth across the road from the beach, with all the holiday let tick boxes filled; allocated parking, en-suite bathrooms and open-plan living spaces.

new-build collection of town houses in the heart of Porth

Find out more about The Strand.


Why? The Sunday Times think it is one of the top five places to live in the South West. But as a holiday destination? Well we’re advocates of leaving your car in its space when staying in Cornwall. And we think Falmouth delivers on this with Gylly beach popular with swimmers and SUP’ers, visitor attractions including the national maritime museum and Pendennis castle, boat and ferry rides, numerous restaurants in the town, as well as a diverse and a burgeoning calendar of events throughout the year.

What to buy?

Available later in 2019, The Liner on Gyllyngvase beach promises to deliver beachfront living with uninterrupted sea views.

flower by the beach

Find out more about The Liner.



Why? This traditional seaside town delivers on a British family holiday with fish and chips and beach good outlets. The centre opens out onto a two mile stretch of sand, popular with surfers, budding architects building sandcastles and wannabe marine explorers in amongst the rockpools. Add in The Watering Hole and The Summer House restaurants right on the pet-friendly beach, you have all the ingredients for strong all year-round self-catering bookings.

What to buy?

Parking and proximity to the beach are the questions which drive our guests to book a property. This semi-detached house on Tywarnhayle Road ticks this criteria, away from the crowds, yet within easy reach of the beach and amenities.

man walking the coast path

Praa Sands

Why? If you want to escape the city, the noise and distraction of working life, Praa Sands feels like the perfect destination. A lack of coffee shop chains, 24 hour supermarkets, the peace and quiet and the striking beauty of the coastline deliver an aspirational holiday experience where you can switch off, slow down and unwind. It lies mid-way between Penzance and Helston in south west Cornwall, ensuring that the practical demands of modern life can be sought out if required.

What to buy?

Wheel Parade is a collection of apartments due for completion in 2020, nestled in the heart of the village a short walk up from the beach.

Wheel Parade is a collection of apartments

Find out more about Wheel Parade.


Why? A few miles down the coast from Praa Sands, Porthleven could be described as a secret mini version of Padstow or St Ives; an inviting mix of craft shops, restaurants and tea rooms dotted around a pretty harbour with nearby beaches. Famous for it’s food festival held annually in late April, the town has a strong pull for foodies, keen to experience the fresh, locally caught fish straight from a trawler.

What to buy?

Being in the heart of the action ensures good bookings year around where couples and families can enjoy a stay without worrying about where to park and constantly paying to park. This harbourside cottage ticks all the boxes for a relaxing stay.

food festival by the harbour

Find out more about 2 Harbourside Cottage.

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