Retiring to Cornwall

Famed for its dramatic coastline, magnificent beaches, gorgeous gardens, historic ports and mining heritage, Cornwall is an ideal location for retirement.

With iconic attractions including Land’s End, St Michael’s Mount, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the Eden Project, the wilds of Bodmin Moor and hidden gems like the Minack Theatre, Porthcurno Bay, Cornwall will continue to surprise you with new and exciting things to do.


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Why retire to Cornwall?
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As the tip of the south western peninsula of England, Cornwall's almost completely surrounded by the coast, making it perfect for sea-based activities. You can sail at the Loe Beach Watersports Centre, Truro; swim in the blue water of the sea pool in Bude or scuba dive around the Lizard. Of course, there are plenty of land-based activities too, with 30 golf courses and opportunities for coastal walks, horse riding, orienteering and cycling.

History buffs will enjoy exploring the Gothic-revival cathedral in Truro, the 15th century parish of Lanhydrock, the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth and the Geevor Tin Mine in Pendeen.

Cornwall also has a strong culture and community, with multiple annual events showcasing the region’s food, arts and heritage, like the 200-year-old Royal Cornwall Show, the Golowan Festival in Penzance, or Truro’s City of Lights festival and parade.

Whether you pick surfy Bude, the ‘tropical’ city of Truro or arty St Ives – voted one of our top ten seaside towns, a retirement home in Cornwall is a dream for many of us. Our beautiful retirement properties in Cornwall can make this dream come true.

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Want to know the difference between Retirement Living and Retirement Living PLUS properties? Discover the right fit for you here.

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Looking for a retirement home? With options to buy, rent, or part buy, part rent there’s a flexible solution for everyone.
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Retire to the coast with McCarthy Stone

Our retirement apartments and bungalows in Cornwall, and beyond, offer over 60s an active and independent retirement in a beautiful home in a fantastic location. With the potential to buy, rent or for Shared Ownership on our properties, we make it even easier to move into your dream home. Browse our retirement housing now.

Want to speak to our team? Send us your questions online or call directly on 0800 201 4811.

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