Retirement homes in Cornwall

With its dramatic coastline, magnificent beaches and a deep heritage, Cornwall could be an ideal location for a retirement property by the sea.

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Discover a county rich with history and culture

Renowned for its historic ports and mining roots, there's plenty to learn and discover all over Cornwall. You can visit the Gothic-revival cathedral in Truro, Cornwall's only city, or explore the 15th-century parish of Lanhydrock, near Bodmin. There's the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, where you can see first-hand the history of Cornwall's shipping and trade industry, or you can take a tour of the preserved Geevor Tin Mine in Pendeen.

Or if you'd rather soak up some culture, you'll find seasonal drama at the famous open-air Minack Theatre by Porthcuno Bay, modern art at the Tate St. Ives, or touring West End show at the Hall for Cornwall in Truro.

Find a retirement home in a diverse, beautiful landscape

From the 300 miles of surrounding coastline to the moors, farmland and wooded valleys spread around the region, Cornwall is full of scenic views and rural countryside.

You can look out over the Atlantic Ocean from High Cliff, the highest sheer drop in Cornwall, trek across the 80 square miles of Bodmin Moor, or just relax and watch the surfers along the sandy beaches of Fistral Bay.

Cornwall's also home to one of the UK's designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, made up of twelve different areas covering 370 square miles. In fact, there's so much outstanding beauty that the designated area represents more than a quarter of the entire county!

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Retirement Living - The perfect blend for many buyers - your own apartment, maintenance taken care of and the chance to socialise.

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Retirement Living PLUS - All the benefits of Retirement Living plus support and on-site catering for those wanting a little more help.

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Lifestyle Living - This pioneering concept provides luxurious homes in stunning locations for active over-55s.

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Keep up an active retirement in Cornwall's Great Outdoors

As the tip of the south western peninsula of England, Cornwall's almost completely surrounded by coastline, which means there are plenty of places to get out into the water.  

You can learn to sail at the Loe Beach Watersports Centre, try scuba diving around the clear waters of the Lizard peninsula, or observe the wildlife near the white beaches of Tresco Island.

There are also more than 30 golf courses around the area, as well as plenty of places for fishing, horse riding, orienteering and cycling.

Fill your calendar with some of the biggest events and festivals in the UK

Whether you're looking for music, sports, art or food, there are a huge number of festivals all through the year around Cornwall. You can see livestock and flowers at the 200-year-old Royal Cornwall Show, watch live performances in music and theatre at the Golowan Festival in Penzance, or see the city of Truro lit up in the spectacular City of Lights Festival and Parade.

If you like the idea of retiring to a close community in a rural, seaside setting, take a look at some of the impressive retirement properties we have around Cornwall:

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