Thursday, 30 September 2010 11:27 AM
What do you do when you love surfing but don’t live in a surfing town? Buy a swanky new pad in Cornwall and use it as a weekend home – or at least that’s what 40-year-old surfer Adrian Willey recently did.
"I love Newquay because of the beaches, nightlife and of course the great surf, but I was spending so much money on hotels that it made sense to buy a second home there," he explains.
Unsurprisingly, properties overlooking the sea are in high demand – and ones matching Portsmouth resident Adrian’s requirements were near-impossible to find. He says, "I wanted something that would be low maintenance, safe and secure, as well as something I could get a rental income from when I was not there."
Adrian surfs as often as he can.
Older properties were consequently ruled out, and his thoughts soon turned to new-builds. He learned that there was a sea-facing development named Zinc located directly opposite to the beach and quickly snapped up a ground-floor apartment.
"Every morning when I’m there, I wake up, look out of my window, see the Atlantic Ocean and check out the surf. If the waves are good I’m on my board straight away," Adrian enthuses. Other big selling points were the south-facing terrace, contemporary design and high-end finishes – and its summer rental potential was pretty appealing too.
The balcony: very convenient for checking out the surf.
Two-bedroom apartments are available from £220,000. If you’d like to find out more about Zinc, check out the website or call the developer, Acorn Blue, on 01637 876000.