It's amazing to see just how many property sales in Devon and Cornwall top the £million mark these days. I can understand it when the sale in question is for a really grand house with acres of land but get slightly bemused when apartments, admittedly with sea views, make this sort of price. In terms of price per square foot we may not be quite in the same league as Sandbanks on that narrow spit of land between Poole Harbour and Poole Bay in Dorset but certain spots in my two counties are trying to catch up.
I hear that Cornwall's Newquay has now joined the £million league with the sale of a couple of penthouse apartments in a development with views over Fistral Beach. In fact the prices were £1.2 and £1.3 million if the report is correct and they haven't been completed yet. No doubt they will be very nice but worth that sort of money? Anyway there we are: a home is worth what you are prepared to pay for it I guess. As for me I'm happy to stay with my little Cornish cottage.