Families planning to set up home in Cornwall to enjoy living in one of the UK's leading holiday destinations currently have several new developments to choose from. And with many of these new homes available through FirstBuy, the Government-backed shared equity scheme, young families should find it easier to get their foot on the property ladder.
In the town of Camborne in West Cornwall, one new development that has excellent options for first time buyers is Boslowen from Linden Homes, which offers FirstBuy on selected plots. This affordable housing initiative helps first-time buyers by providing an equity loan (interest free for five years) to cover up to 20% of the purchase price, which reduces the size of the deposit and mortgage required to secure the new home. Boslowen incorporates a good range of properties for different family sizes, with prices ranging from £99,950 for a one-bedroom apartment up to £179,950 for the largest four-bedroom townhouse properties. Boslowen benefits from parking, pleasant open spaces, new community facilities to support the development, and improved road links - while it's also close to a supermarket, good local shops, schools, a library and a train station, and is only about a 15 minute drive from the bigger Cornish town of Truro.
You can live in the most southerly town in the UK if you move in to Taylor Wimpey's Acres Edge development in Helston, which boasts a great range of local schools and colleges as well as shops, restaurants and pubs in the town centre. Falmouth and Penzance are within easy reach, and there are beaches galore across the Lizard Peninsula. Offering a selection of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes, each with allocated parking, garages and private gardens, these properties are ideal for first-time buyers - available from as little as £119,996 when purchased with FirstBuy.
In the popular surf town of Newquay, there are still some new homes available with FirstBuy at Trevenson Meadows, priced from £134,995 upwards from Taylor Wimpey. Situated in a well-established residential area of the seaside town, each of the two-, three- and four-bedroom family homes comes with a garage or allocated parking. The A30 is handy for commuters, and there are two primary and two secondary schools within walking distance of the development.
Slightly further up the price ladder, for families seeking a quiet, rural life in an attractive village setting, Linden Homes is building just 35 new homes in lovely St Mabyn near the North Cornwall coast. Mabena Lea will feature two-, three- and four-bedroom homes situated within a short stroll of a characterful village pub, church, shop and primary school. Twelve of the homes are for sale under FirstBuy, priced from £174,950.Just a few miles away are the lively towns of Wadebridge and Bodmin, while good transport links to the A30 and A38 make it easy to travel further afield.
Linden Homes is offering a great choice of homes ideal for family buyers at Boslowen in Camborne, one of a number of current developments in Cornwall that are offering assistance to purchasers via the FirstBuy shared equity initiative