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Newquay named a property micro-market

26th March 2019

Report in The Times lists Newquay as a property hotspot

The Times recently reported that Newquay is a prime property hotspot. Listed as a ‘micromarket’, the coastal town is cited as “a haven of buoyant housing activity in an unpredictable market, buffeted by political turmoil.”

A combination of factors make Newquay and its surrounding area a desirable place to live, work and invest in. The most obvious, is its stunning location.

World class beaches, and unspoiled coast path walks, make it a Mecca for surfers, families and those looking to achieve an improved work-life balance.

We are spoilt for choice in Newquay. With eight beautiful sandy beaches to choose from, there are plenty to explore and Crantock, Holywell Bay, Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth are all within a short drive from many of our developments. There are few other places in the UK that can lay claim to so many award-winning beaches within such close proximity and few other places we would prefer to call our home.

The Times article cited increased accessibility as a major reason for the area’s growing popularity. Improved air links to and from Newquay Airport to the UK’s major cities, has without doubt opened up Cornwall to the rest of the UK. There are now daily flights to and from Heathrow, as well as regular flights to Manchester, Birmingham, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Doncaster, Cork and Dublin.

Good train links from London, the Home Counties and other major towns in the West Country, make it easier than ever for people to live and work in Cornwall, while maintaining city business connections. Lots of people in Cornwall take the sleeper train to London, for an early morning arrival and a full day of meetings.

The Times article highlighted that a weaker pound and disruption to overseas travel has encouraged more second-home buyers to look closer to home. A trend that our preferred estate agent, David Ball has found. Instead of purchasing holiday homes abroad with the potential disruption to travel, bureaucracy and uncertainty of the pound, people are looking for second homes in beautiful places in this country.

The beauty of Cornwall used to be a best kept secret, but a plethora of companies and tourist-related organisations have recognised Cornwall’s unique charm and culture and are reinforcing Cornwall as a ‘brand’. This has boosted the housing market in the region, further assisted by TV programmes such as Poldark and Doc Martin.

As a result, Newquay is experiencing a resurgence in popularity. New housing developments are re-generating run-down areas and many of the tired and unattractive buildings of the 60s and 70s have been replaced by modern, glass-fronted housing and apartments that attract a more cosmopolitan and active buyer and visitor.

All of this reinforces what we already know. Newquay is a great place to live and has a lot of potential for the astute home owner.

Almost all of our properties have been reserved off-plan, allowing buyers to have a greater input into the fixtures and fittings at the build stage. All but two of our properties at Woodlands, which overlooks the Gannel Estuary, have been reserved and all of the properties at ‘The Rocks’ development in Holywell Bay have now sold.

With work well underway for our first development in the homes market at Halwyn Meadows in Crantock, we expect continued interest in our contemporary homes, especially in such a sought-after location. Very unusually for the family home market, we have already sold a healthy proportion of properties off plan, reflecting a high demand in both the family homes and luxury property markets.

It would seem that although there is uncertainty around Brexit, buyers are still in search of a better work-life balance in a thriving coastal town and Newquay is a great place to find it.

* Information cited in this blog is dated February 2019 and subject to changing market conditions.

Last property sold at The Rocks

4th March 2019

Newquay coast is enjoying a buoyant property market

The final property at the contemporary The Rocks development in Holywell Bay has been reserved, the last of ten luxury homes built by multi-award-winning developer Legacy Properties based on the North Coast of Cornwall.

The three storey property with top floor balcony bedroom suite takes full advantage of views across Holywell Bay, often a filming location for the BBC’s eponymous Poldark. The Rocks, is one of sev-eral prestige developments currently underway by Legacy, all of which have seen buoyant sales.

According to a recent report in The Times , Newquay is noted as one of the UK’s latest “Micromar-kets – a haven of resilient housing activity in an unpredictable market, buffeted by political tur-moil.” And there is no doubt that Newquay continues to undergo a significant metamorphosis.

Nick Long, managing director of Legacy Properties said: “The property market in Cornwall, espe-cially high-end properties, continues to move quickly; we sell most of our luxury properties off plan. Our advice continues to be, the earlier you reserve a property in the build, the more options you’ll have.”

In Cornwall, Legacy has been working with exclusive selling agent David Ball Agencies in Newquay. Richard Holder commented “We’ve experienced approximately a 20% year on year growth. Early indications show that for 2019 this trend is set to continue,

Legacy Properties flagship development overlooking the Gannel Woodlands is well underway and has already seen 8 out of 10 £1million properties sold off plan, with the boutique collection due for completion late in 2019. The Legacy group has recently grown into the homes market with its Leg-acy Homes development at Halwyn Meadows, Crantock offering contemporary family homes with prices starting from £265,000.

The Rocks Holywell Bay

Legacy Rocks Holywell Bay

New recruits help Cornish developer to record year

17th January 2019

A multi-award-winning property development company in Cornwall has recruited six new members of staff following a record year of growth. Established in 2008, Legacy Properties specialises in building high-end coastal properties and contemporary family homes in spectacular Cornish locations. The appointments support Legacy’s expansion across its portfolio; growing into the homes market in addition to building luxury developments. With a permanent base on the outskirts of Newquay, the new recruits bring the total number of staff to 17.

Lisa Lloyd recently joined as sales and marketing manager. She said, “Joining such a forward thinking business in Cornwall has been a real joy. We’re currently working on a flagship development of ten luxury properties at Woodlands which overlooks the Gannel estuary, the likes of which I don’t think have been seen before in Cornwall.
“The Legacy team culture is wonderful. The workplace is friendly, charitable, supportive, and being based in a dog friendly office has immense benefits. It’s an exciting place to work which is adding something new to the property market in Cornwall.”

Also joining the team are site manager Brent Harvey; office manager, Charlotte Olford; civils manager, James Poulson; contracts manager, Ken Arnold; site manager, Pete Turner; and quantity surveyor, Dave Collins.

Managing Director, Nick Long, says the latest appointments allow the company to continue its expansion across Cornwall. “The past 12 months have been highly successful, winning two accolades at the UK Property Awards and overseeing the completion of two high quality builds: Fistral House and Thirty Six on the Pentire peninsula in Newquay,” he said.
“Legacy has also broken ground in a new market – we’re now in the early stages of building 59 houses at Legacy Homes’ first development: Halwyn Meadows in Crantock. With many more exciting developments in the pipeline for 2019, we’re excited to grow the company mindfully, investing back into the local economy and drawing on the best craftspeople, tradespeople, suppliers and employees that Cornwall has to offer. These fantastic additions to our team will help us to achieve the high-end finish we strive for across all of our projects.”

For more information contact Legacy Properties on 01637 330 020

New contemporary homes for historic Cornish village

11th December 2018

Work is underway on a collection of 59 new homes in the historic coastal village of Crantock in north Cornwall.

The two, three, four, and five-bedroomed architect-designed houses at Halwyn Meadows are being built by Cornish housebuilder, Legacy Homes, a subsidiary of the multi award-winning prestige developer, Legacy Properties.

Built using locally-sourced materials, they’ve been designed to complement the existing architecture in the village. Half of the homes will be contemporary family homes will be available on the market; half, a mix of social renting and shared ownership.

A stone’s throw from Crantock’s mile-long stretch of golden sands, the village is a popular year-round destination for families, walkers, surfers and watersports enthusiasts. It boasts a Grade 1 listed church, St Carantoc’s, which dates from the 6th Century, as well as a number of traditional pubs, cafes and restaurants, arts and crafts shops, a convenience store, village hall, and playing fields.

“Crantock is one of those rare places which really does have it all: it’s a picture postcard Cornish village which is close to the beach, has excellent transport links, a great community atmosphere, good local amenities, and character in abundance,” said Legacy’s managing director, Nick Long.

“This development will have the Legacy stamp of quality but at a more affordable price, so we anticipate these houses being snapped up very quickly.”

Legacy’s social housing partner for the development, Westward Housing, said Halwyn Meadows would provide much-needed affordable homes for local people.

“The new shared ownership homes mean that local people can build their lives and raise families in this highly desirable area of Cornwall,” said Westward’s development manager, Chris Duggan.

“We’re delighted to be working with Legacy Homes at this new development.”

Starting at £265,000, the open market homes will benefit from a 10-year NHBC Buildmark warranty, standard across Legacy-built properties.

The company is hosting an exclusive appointment-only preview day on November 17, at which potential buyers of open market homes at Halwyn Meadows will be given a detailed presentation of the floor plans and CGIs, as well as a tour of the site. For further information, please contact David Ball New Homes 01637 850850 / sales @dba.estate.
Westward’s sales and marketing team can be reached at sales@westwardhousing.org.uk / 0300 303 8535.

Top awards for Cornish prestige housebuilder

28th September 2018

Legacy Properties is celebrating after clinching two prestigious national awards. Legacy has won the UK Property Awards 2018-2019 for the best apartment and best residential development for Fistral House, its exclusive collection of ten luxury apartments and flagship penthouses overlooking Fistral beach on north Cornwall’s iconic Atlantic coast.

Now in their 27th year, the UK Property Awards celebrate the highest levels of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property trade.  They’re judged by an independent panel of 80 industry experts who focus on design, quality, service, innovation, originality, and sustainability.

Apartment category for Fistral House – Penthouse Nine, Cornwall
Residential Development  category for Fistral House , Cornwall

“This is the latest in a series of proud moments for Legacy, and a real testament to the team’s hard work, professionalism, and ambitions,” said Legacy Properties’ managing director, Nick Long. “We set exceptionally high standards for ourselves and work with only the best contractors and suppliers to ensure we’re providing a top quality build and finish. We’re continuously aspiring to excellence with all of our developments, so winning these awards brings a great sense of achievement for the entire team.”

With its trademark attention to detail, Legacy built Fistral House using the finest locally-sourced materials. The brief to their architects was to maximise the indoor living space whilst celebrating the apartments’ exceptional coastal location and remaining sensitive to the surrounding area.

The two and three-bedroomed homes each benefit from open-plan living, kitchen and dining areas, oak flooring, and remote access underfloor heating. Bespoke contemporary kitchens have been created by leading Cornish designer, Treyone, and equipped with state-of-the-art appliances.

Just a stone’s throw from the ocean, the apartments boast expansive balcony terraces, topped with millboard decking, and finished with frameless glass balustrades.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel on October 26. The highest scoring winners in each category will go through to the International Property Awards and judged against peers from around the world.

Legacy Properties is a family-run premium developer of luxury coastal properties in Cornwall. The company, which employs 16 people, has been acquiring, designing and building prestige homes in the county for the last ten years.